Announcements Archive

  • Chinese Bridge Winner

    The overall winner of the 10th Chinese Bridge competition held in London on 19 March is Peter Dolby, a 4th year undergraduate from Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh who, after a long day of competition, was awarded first prize by Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming. This nationwide heat saw the three Edinburgh students each gain ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute leads world

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University’s Confucius Institute has been honoured as ‘Institute of the Year’. The Institute of the Year 2010 Award was collected in Beijing by Principal Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea. It was bestowed upon the Confucius Institute for Scotland by Hanban, sponsor of the global network of Confucius Institutes and Classrooms. The prizegiving ... Read more
  • Join in – Membership Programme

    To gain access to a wide range of services and resources, enrol now in membership. The membership scheme has a number of benefits – benefits for members and for the Institute, more efficiencies and the ability to offer more services. A summary of benefits is shown below. For full details please see the Membership section of the ... Read more
  • Video Conference classes

    This autumn students in Argyll, Elgin and Lewis will have the opportunity to learn Chinese with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in partnership with UHI Millenium Institute. Following a successful pilot last year this autumn will see Video Conference classes running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Students who enrol for these classes will have the ... Read more
  • 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