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The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh is a national centre to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

Set up with Sino-Scottish government backing and partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, the centre is one of 320 established under the auspices of Hanban - the Chinese government department responsible for promotion of Chinese language overseas.

In December 2011, following on from four consecutive annual awards of the title `Confucius Institute of the Year`, a special Gold Medal award was given to the University of Edinburgh's Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea in light of the Institute's work since opening in 2006.

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Thousands visit Poster Art of Modern China

  Published Tue, 20 May 2014

With over 5000 visitors across its five week run this exhibition has proven very popular and, as evidenced in the visitor`s comments, enjoyed high praise.  

Dumpling Dreams Rickshaw Theatre 11-25 Aug

  Published Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Summerhall Courtyard is the place to find the unique Rickshaw Theatre where from 11-25 August stories of daily life in China will be shared.  

Family Fun China Days-Ming Exhibition 21-27 July

  Published Fri, 11 Jul 2014

To mark the Ming exhibition at National Museum of Scotland, our Institute staff is working with museum staff to deliver family taster sessions for a week in July.  

The Future of Energy and Climate Policy in China

  Published Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Prof CHEN Wenying of Tsinghua University will give a seminar on her research on Energy System Modelling and Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) in China Mon 28 July from 10am-12pm.  

Summer 2014 Language Courses

  Published Fri, 02 May 2014

In July and early August we will run a range of Chinese courses for beginners, consolidation sessions for existing students, and an introductory character course.  

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