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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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China at the Crossroads? Major Reform Challenges, 9 March 2015

  Published Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Mark your diary now for the second speaker in our Distinguished Lecture Series, David Shambaugh, who will speak on the topic `China at the Crossroads? Major Reform Challenges.  

Chinese Language Teaching - Guest Lecture 3 March

  Published Fri, 20 Feb 2015

The forthcoming talk on Tuesday 3 March by Dr Andreas Guder on Chinese language teaching in Germany is not to be missed.  

Chinese Landscape Painting - short course

  Published Tue, 10 Feb 2015

A short course suitable for more practiced students in Chinese Brush Painting focusing on Landscape Painting will run for four weeks/10 hours from Saturday 28 February for 4 weeks.  

Summer Scholarships to Shanghai

  Published Mon, 23 Feb 2015

As a student of Chinese at the Confucius Institute for Scotland or the University of Edinburgh, you may be eligible to apply for a four week summer scholarship in Shanghai.  

HSK online Exam Registration Deadline 12 March 2015

  Published Tue, 10 Feb 2015

The deadline for those interested in taking the offline HSK exam scheduled for March 28 is Thurs 26 February 2015.  

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