Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry is a joint project of SUNY College of Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University and the Chinese government through Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban), a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry provides Chinese Language and Culture courses and Tai Chi courses, holds a variety of events on language, culture and Healthcare, and is a center for Chinese language tests including HSK, HSKK and BCT tests.

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors to the Confucius Institute has the following responsibilities:

  • To shoulder the responsibility for the operation of the Confucius Institute.
  • To make the implementation plan stipulated in article 4 of the agreement between Hanban and SUNY College of Optometry.
  • To formulate or approve the curricula of the teaching programs run by the Confucius Institute.
  • To formulate or approve the recruitment plan of all the programs run by the Confucius Institute.
  • To formulate or approve the financial plan of the Confucius Institute.
     

Board Members

Dr. David A. Heath, Chair
President, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Jia Qu, Vice-Chair
President, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Mitch Leventhal
Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, State University of New York

Dr. Richard Soden
Executive Director of the University Eye Center, Vice President for Clinical Affairs, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Thomas A. Wong
Chief of Adult and Pediatric Primary Care, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Fan Lu
Vice President, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Xiaoming Chen
Vice President, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Zhen Hu
Dean of International Studies, Wenzhou Medical College