General Information

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Dr. Judith A. Bense, President

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 850-474-2000
  • Address: University of West Florida 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, Florida 32514


The University of West Florida, also known as West Florida and UWF, is a mid-sized public university located in Pensacola, Florida.

The Florida China Linkage Institute (FCLI) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1987 as one of the eleven international organizations. A primary purpose is to assist in the development of stronger economic, cultural, educational, and social ties between Florida and China through the promotion of expanded public/private dialogue on cooperative research and technical assistance activities, student and faculty exchanges, cultural exchanges, and the enhancement of language training skills between Florida postsecondary institutions and those of China.