U.S.–China Institute

Bryant's U.S.-China Institute leads development of educational and cultural programs between China and the U.S.

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.

The University's award-winning Dragon Dance Team is a performing arts group. Its student members have performed throughout New England.