Announcements Archive

  • Confucius Institute for Scotland gains chart success

    Despite its relative youth the Confucius Institute for Scotland has been judged to be in the top twenty of over 200 Confucius Institutes worldwide. At a ceremony next week to be held in the Great Hall of the People, Tiananmen Square, Beijing the Confucius Institute for Scotland will be recognised by Hanban, the Office of Chinese ... Read more
  • Lufthansa offers complimentary tickets to support festival

    Airline offers complimentary tickets to support festival.   Lufthansa German Airlines which flies daily to China from Scotland via Frankfurt has signed up as official airline sponsor for China Now in Scotland. A number of event providers will benefit from Lufthansa`s sponsorship which will enable Chinese artists to participate in a number of activities being planned for ... Read more
  • First Minister unveils a bright future

    The official opening of the Confucius Institute for Scotland by Alex Salmond, Scotland`s First Minister saw invited guests and members of the press attend an unveiling ceremony at Abden House. The official opening of the Confucius Institute for Scotland by Alex Salmond, Scotland`s First Minister saw invited guests and members of the press attend an unveiling ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute settles into Abden House

    Three months after opening interim offices within the University of Edinburgh central campus, the Confucius Institute for Scotland today moved to its permanent headquarters, Abden House. The refurbishment work co-ordinated by the Estates and Buildings department within the University of Edinburgh, was part sponsored by the Scottish Executive. The work carried out to the upper floors ... Read more
  • Teach Chinese in Scottish Schools – official qualification now available

    For the first time in Scotland, in 2009, the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education is pleased to offer a PGDE in Chinese/Mandarin. This course has come about through co-operation between the Moray House School of Education, the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, the Scotland-China Education Network (SCEN) and the ... Read more
  • Refurbishment of Abden House

    Work began on the refurbishment of Abden House, a baronial mansion located at the foot of Arthur’s Seat, the famous extinct volcano in the city of Edinburgh. Read more
  • Confucius Institute for Scotland announced in Beijing

    The plan to establish the Confucius Institute for Scotland was first announced in Beijing on March 21 2005 by the then First Minister, Jack McConnell. The Confucius Institute network is an initiative of the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, a branch of the Ministry of Education in China. Read more