Monthly Archives: March 2008

Edinburgh and Lothian Export Club evening

Over 40 business representatives from as far away as Aberdeen and Ayr, attended a business networking evening ‘China – with a difference!’.

The evening which was co-sponsored by Edinburgh & Lothian Export Club and YRC Logistics, the global freight logistics company, gave all present insights into cost effective import/export practices before our special guest speaker shared his insights into the rich cultural experience which is Chinese food.

Networking continued after the presentations over a buffet and drinks.

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Asia Links Conference: interKULTUR

Academics from China, Germany and Edinburgh held a three day working conference at the Confucius Institute.

interKULTUR is a collaborative European-Chinese project to develop an international higher education curriculum focusing on inter-cultural content, inventive didactic practice, and the application of new media in developing teaching material and course delivery.

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Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Institute

In advance of a forthcoming visit to China the education secretary Fiona Hyslop, visited the Confucius Institute.

The minister addressed a group of 32 scholarship students who are headed out to China to take part in Easter and summer schools in Shanghai and Beijing where they will have the chance to learn Chinese and gain some insights into Chinese culture.

The minister will lead an educational delegation to China next month to strengthen existing links and develop new iniatives in education and research.

Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Institute