Announcements Archive

  • Fringe Show – Lauded by the List

    Rhythm of the Drums: Song of the Cicada is described by the List as a `series of virtuoso displays, infectiously enjoyable` and is awarded three stars for the show which closes this Sunday 22 August. Audiences have grown throughout the run thanks mainly to word of mouth and with only a few lunchtime shows (13.40-14.40) left ... Read more
  • Win trip to Shanghai-closing date 31 July

    Borrow a book from the Confucius Institute`s `Window of Shanghai` section in our library and you could win a trip to this year`s Expo City. To enter the competition simply write a piece of between 1500-5000 words in English or 1000-3000 words in Chinese as a book review, or an essay on your personal musings ... Read more
  • Calling young leaders: UK-China 400

    If you are a young leader age 18-30 working, volunteering, or with a personal commitment on the environment and healthy living, you may be eligible for a life-changing visit to China. The hunt is on to find young leaders to take part in a exchange visit from the UK to China. If you want to review ... Read more
  • Links with China take root

    A tree planting ceremony of a Chinese maple donated by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh took place at the Confucius Institute prior to the spring Advisory Board meeting. The tree has been grown from a seed brought back from China by Regius Keeper of RBGE, Steve Blackmore. The RBGE has a long history with China which began ... Read more
  • Scholarships to China – deadline 30 March

    Scholarships to China focusing on are on offer from the Confucius Institute Headquarters to enable those studying and/or teaching Chinese as a second language, to have the chance to study Chinese language and culture in China. A number of scholarships focusing on Literature, Education, History and Chinese Traditional Medicine lasting between one semester and two years ... Read more
  • Chinese Bridge – Competition

    For the opportunity to win a trip to China and other amazing prizes read on to discover more about this global language and cultural competition. Since its launch in 2002 over 50,000 students from 59 countries have participated and almost 600 students have been invited to China to attend the semi-finals and finals. In addition to testing ... Read more
  • Three Times a Winner

    For the third year running, the Confucius Institute for Scotland has received an award of excellence for its work. Professor Gentz, Director of the Institute, received this third award at the 2009 Fourth Worldwide Conference of Confucius Institutes in Beijing, chaired by the State Councillor Chen Zhili and the Minister of Education Yuan Guiren. This Award is ... Read more
  • Video Conference Classes, Moray College, Elgin

    Working with UHI Millenium Institute our first video conferencing Chinese language classes will be piloted this autumn. A partnership brokered between the Confucius Institute for Scotland and UHI Millenium Institute will enable students from Elgin and Morayshire to learn Chinese through this specially arranged video conferencing course. Enrolled students will meet their language teacher and fellow students ... Read more