Bryant University's U.S.-China Institute, established in March 2005, forges academic, business, and cultural partnerships. It is committed to:
- building connections that span the globe;
- fostering an environment that expands the world of opportunities;
- contributing to the broad global perspectives on campus and in the community.
It provides students and faculty with broad global resources and experiences and offers China-related services to businesses and communities.
Through identifying potential opportunities in the U.S.-China trade environment, the Institute selectively arranges custom-tailored trade missions to China for local businesses in order to improve their cultural understanding and expand their professional network.
For 10 days in the fall of 2017, the U.S.-China Institute hosted "Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges Along the Ancient Silk Road." Visitors explored the exceptional interactive exhibit through a guided tour, then entered a 1:1 scale reconstructed cave. Bryant University is the first U.S. academic institution to host such an exhibit.