Announcements Archive

  • 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
  • HSK Workshop Sat 19 Nov

    This Saturday will see a special workshop take place for those students who have registered for the December diet of the HSK Examination. HSK is the only officially recognised qualification accepted in the People`s Republic of China. For those who want to study in China or work for a government agency a certificate at an appropriate ... Read more
  • Panda Pals Competition

    With the arrival of the Giant Pandas to Edinburgh Zoo drawing ever closer a special competition organised by the Chinese Embassy in London is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a trip to China! Entries are being sought from all primary schools in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the art competition. Secondary schools in ... Read more