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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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Term Start Date postponed till w/b 29 Sept

  Published Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Due to the delayed arrival of our new teachers from China the Institute has opted to postpone the start of term from 22 Sept to 29 Sept.  

Confucius Institute Day at the Mound 27 Sept

  Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Make your way to the Mound on Sat 27 Sept to join our global day of celebration where an extensive programme of language and cultural outreach will take place in our `Chinese Tea House`.  

Calligraphy Classes-Evening & Weekend

  Published Tue, 05 Aug 2014

In autumn 2014 we are pleased to offer a choice of classes for those keen to discover or practice their skills with a calligraphy brush.  

Victor Zhang, Huawei Technology 10 Nov

  Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Mark your diary now for the forthcoming lecture by Victor Zhang of Huawei Technology which will take place on the evening of 10 November in the University of Edinburgh`s Business School as one of the...  

Urban Transformation in China - Seminar 5 Nov

  Published Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Dr Yunlian Chen, Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge will speak on the topic From Village to City: The Process of Urban Transformation in China from the 1840s to the 1940s as part of the Asian...  

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