Announcements Archive

  • China`s Three Tenors – 3 Aug

    Event Date: 03/08/2012 Formed in 2011, ten years on from the original Three Tenors concert in Beijing, the trio comprises China`s most celebrated tenors – Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Wah-lun Mok. Their world tour began in October, with the premier concert in Beijing, followed by Hong Kong, Macau and New York. After Edinburgh they ... Read more
  • Award winning Troupe from China

    The first of this year`s Fringe shows `China Red` is a spectacular dance and physical theatre show presented by Beijing Students Golden Sail Art Troupe this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3,4,5 August at venue 82, Zoo Southside With only 5 shows offered over three days don`t miss this Edinburgh debut for an award-winning young Chinese company. ... Read more
  • Autumn Business Lecture Programme

    Over the period Sept-November the Institute will run a number of lectures from well know UK and Chinese business leaders. Already secured for this autumn Business Lecture Series are Jim McColl, Clyde Blowers, David Nish of Standard Life, Peter Budd of Arup Scotland and Dr Liu Li, Chief Architect of one of Beijing`s leading architectural ... Read more
  • Scholarships to China – deadline 02 May 2012

    Applications for the Confucius Institute Scholarships for 2012 are now being accepted – one semester, one year and a two year Masters in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages are all on offer. To be eligible you must be a non-Chinese citizen aged between 16 and 35. For applicants to the Master`s programme the age ... Read more
  • Institute Teacher`s work in RSA Exhibition

    Congratulations to the Institute`s Chinese calligraphy and brush painting teacher Chi Zhang MSC BA, whose Chinese brush painting artwork has been selected for Visual Arts Scotland 2012 Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy. His painting,`Heavy Snow` is one of 280 works selected from a field of some 850 submissions. The exhibition is FREE and run from ... Read more
  • Gold Medal Award / Outstanding Contribution Award

    At the sixth global Confucius Institute conference in Beijing, 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. The award for ‘Confucius Institute Outstanding Contribution’ was received by the Institute’s Director, Professor ... Read more
  • Record numbers for HSK exam in 2012

    The growing importance of China and Chinese language is shown by the significant increase in the number of HSK candidates registered with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in 2012. The HSK exam which was significantly revised in 2010 to be more appropriate for non-immersive learners drew a pool of 101 candidates, up from 34 in 2011. ... Read more
  • HSK Exams 03 Dec 2011

    The exam timetable for those students sitting HSK exams on Saturday 3 December is now confirmed. All registered students should have received their admission cards which must be brought to the exam. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. HSK 5: 09.30-11.30 HSK 4: 09.30-11.10 HSK 3: 10.00-11.30 HSK 2: 11.30-12.20 HSK 1: 12.00-12.35 Good luck to all candidates! ... Read more