On September 13, 2014, an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute at the Tajikistan Institute of Metallurgy was signed between Lin Xu, the Director General of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), and Tajikistan Minister of Education and Science, Nuriddin Said.
On August 20, 2015, the Confucius Institute of Tajikistan Metallurgical Institute was officially established under the cooperation between China University of Petroleum (East China) and Tajikistan Metallurgical Institute. Tajikistan Metallurgical Instituteis currently the only mining and metallurgy college in the Republic of Tajikistan founded in 2006 on the order of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Over the years, the Confucius Institute of Tajikistan Metallurgical Institute with the guidance and assistance of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has developed into a sustainable international education institution in the local area. Its headquarter covers an area of nearly 200 square meters, including classrooms, library and offices, and has a wide range of Chinese language and culture learning materials. Its four teaching divisions are located respectively at Khujand State University, No. 10 Middle School of Zarnisor Town in Gulliston city, No. 2 Middle school and Vocational Technical School in Istikrol city.
One goal of the Confucius Institute at the Tajikistan Institute of Metallurgy is to train Chinese-speaking talents for local mining and metallurgical companies. Therefore, the Confucius Institute and Tazhong Mining Co., Ltd. have always maintained good cooperation. On January 17, 2019, during the 2018 Confucius Institute of Tajikistan Institute of Metallurgy Fall Semester Graduation and Spring Festival Ceremonies, the two institutions signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly train local Chinese-speaking talents. The main purpose of this agreement is to promote the sustainable development of the Confucius Institute, strengthen cultural exchanges between China and Tajikistan, and provide Chinese-speaking human resource support for Tazhong Mining Co., Ltd.
Currently, the Confucius Institute has 4 Chinese teachers and 2 Tajik staff. The number of registered students reached 1,128 in 2018 and 2579 from March 2016 to date. These include local elementary, middle school and college students, community residents and employees. In recent years, the institute has organized various cultural and cross-cultural activities involving about 10,000 participants.