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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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Closure over Christmas and New Year

  Published Wed, 17 Dec 2014

The Institute will be closed from Friday 19th December re-opening on Wednesday 7th Jan 2015. We wish all our students and friends an enjoyable break and look forward to seeing you in 2015.  

Winter Term Classes open for booking

  Published Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Language classes for the January-March 2015 term are now open for booking and with 19 classes running over 6 levels we think we have a class to suit most people.  

Calligraphy and Brush Painting options Jan-March

  Published Tue, 21 Oct 2014

In addition to the standard 10 week/20 hour course running on Tues evenings from 20 Jan 2015, from Jan-March we can also offer two half term Saturday classes.  

Connect internationally

  Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Each year the Int`l office of the University of Edinburgh organises a hospitality scheme to help international students connect with local people in Edinburgh.  

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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