In March 1993, the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Croatia signed the first "Agreement on Cultural and Educational Cooperation". In October 2004, the major of Sinology was officially established at the University of Zagreb. In 2006, Beijing Foreign Studies University initiated the major of the Croatian language in its curriculum. In May 2012, the University of Zagreb saw the inauguration of its Confucius institute.
Later in May 2013, China and Croatia signed "Plan for Cooperation in Education for the Period of 2013