Pakistan Institute of China Studies


In order to accomplish the objectives of establishing PICS at Sargodha University, the following initiatives are taken:

Confucius Institute at SU

Sargodha University hosts the fifth Confucius Institute (CI) in Pakistan. Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) is a non-profit public education organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China whose aim is to promote Chinese language, culture and people to people contacts through cultural and education exchanges. CI at Sargodha University will significantly contribute in terms of learning Chinese language, culture and offering opportunities to the students and faculty for further studies in China.

Academic Linkages with Chinese Universities

PICS facilitated an MoU between Sargodha University and Henan Normal University signed on 13 July 2019. Under provisions of the MoU, the two universities agreed to establish a Confucius Institute at Sargodha University, exchange of faculty and students, joint research, split-degree programs etc. Negotiations with some other Chinese universities are in progress.

Gleanings from the National Press

Started in January 2019, the fortnightly publication covers mainstream print media in Pakistan on China, Pak-China relations and CPEC to facilitate scholars, academics, intelligentsia, students, researchers and opinion-makers.

Distinguished Scholar's Lecture Series

Distinguished Pakistani and foreign scholars are invited to deliver lectures to the students and faculty on China, Pakistan-China relations, CPEC and other related subjects. It provides an opportunity for the students and faculty to have a dialogue with experts on contemporary issues.

Chinese Language Program

PICS is offering a Chinese language program since October 2019. Over a hundred students and young faculty members have completed the certificate course. The language program covers HSK-I to HSK-5 and is currently being run with the collaboration of the Confucius Classroom program of Hanban. The students and faculty members are showing great enthusiasm for learning the Chinese language at SU.

Cultural Events & Exhibitions

The Institute organizes events and exhibitions to highlight and promote Pak-China friendship, Chinese language, culture and society. The first-ever 'All Pakistan Art Exhibition' themed on 'Pakistan-China Friendship' was organized by PICS in collaboration with the Institute of Art and Design of SU. Forty national universities participated in the exhibition.