Through institutional and subject-related relationships, SU is connected to several institutions in China, Taiwan and Singapore. We also hosted the 2014 AC21 gathering: AC21 is an international academic consortium through which SU engages institutions in Thailand, Laos, Japan and Indonesia. SU hosts the Centre for Chinese Studies, an independent Centre with the aim of advancing research on Asia-Africa relations.
The Confucius Institute at SU (CISU), which is supported by the PR China promotes understanding of Chinese language and culture through specialised curricula. Since 2013 SU also teaches Mandarin as a postgraduate subject.