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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.

Since opening in 2007 the Institute has received seven awards from Hanban recognising the quality and impact of the Institute's outreach programme. Most recently in Dec 2013 the Institute was one of only ten CI to be given an award of Pioneer Institute.  This award follows on from five annual awards of the title `Confucius Institute of the Year`, a special Gold Medal award given to the University of Edinburgh's Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea.

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Harvard Professor to launch CI Distinguished Lecture Series 3 Feb

  Published Thu, 15 Jan 2015

The first distinguished scholar in our 2015 lecture series on China will be Prof David Der-wei Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University.  

Post Mao Chinese Literature 02 Feb 18.00

  Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015

As part of Edinburgh University Literature Society`s World Literature & Translation Series, Dr Julian Ward talk about the revival of Chinese modernity in the Post-Mao era after 1976 on Monday 2nd...  

Distinguished Lecture Series - David Shambaugh 9 March

  Published Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Mark your diary now for the second lecture in our 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series from Prof David Shambaugh of George Washington University which will take place on Monday 9 March from 5.  

Confucius Institute Scholarships 2015

  Published Fri, 09 Jan 2015

Applications for a number of Confucius Institute Scholarships are now being invited.  

HSK Exam Dates 2015

  Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014

For any student keen to test their developing Chinese language skills or to ensure their eligibility for scholarship or sponsored visit to China, holding an HSK certificate of competence is vital.  

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