The Confucius Institute headquarters has various restrictions on the use of their funds, including the allocation of funds for specific purposes.  Institutes in the United States typically receive $100,000 a year from Hanban, with the local university having to adjust the funding.  The institutions are joint ventures between the host university, a partner university in China, and Hanban, an agency of the Chinese Ministry of Education, which provides financial, human and financial resources. Confucius Institutes offer courses on Chinese culture and language and some organize public events on political, social and economic topics. An RMIT spokeswoman said the university considered agreements with third parties confidential and a spokesperson for the University of Adelaide cited the contract as a legal document. 3.