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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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Fringe First Award for our Rickshaw Theatre!

  Published Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Rickshaw Theatre programme sponsored by our Institute on being awarded a Scotsman Fringe First Award.  

Autumn Language Classes open for booking

  Published Tue, 05 Aug 2014

A wide array of Chinese language courses are on offer for the 2014 autumn term which runs from late September to early December.  

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.  

Chinese Opera lecture and workshop 15 Aug

  Published Mon, 11 Aug 2014

Join us at lunchtime on Fri 15 August to find out more about the performance of female role types in Kunqu opera from one of the leading performers of this genre.  

Edinburgh Student Wins First Prize

  Published Tue, 05 Aug 2014

In the 2014 global Chinese Bridge competition to find the most talented and best Chinese linguists, University of Edinburgh Chinese Studies recent graduate, Ieva Nagyte won first prize.  

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