Conferences Archive

  • Gordon Brown to open Silk Roads conference 4&5 October

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is the most significant investment and development programme in modern times. Cumulatively, it is, without doubt, the largest contract in the world. We are delighted that the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the UK, will address the conference, providing us with ... Read more
  • Asia Focus Day for Senior School Students 3 Oct 2017

    The Royal Society for Asian Affairs is working with the support of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, and with backing from the Scottish Government, to offer a free day long Asia focused programme for senior school students on Tuesday 3 October 2017.  Schools across Scotland are invited to register their interest in sending ... Read more
  • Sustainable Silk Roads
    4 & 5 Oct, McEwan Hall

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial, investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall.   This conference, ‘Sustainable Silk Roads’, offers businesses, academics and policy makers the opportunity to understand the significance and potential ... Read more
  • Year 3: Conference on Teaching Chinese in Scotland: 02 June 17

    The Third Conference on Chinese Teaching in Scotland: Teaching and Learning is a free one-day event for all who are involved or interested in the teaching of Chinese. Taking place on Friday 2 June 2017 at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, this event is jointly organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland and Asian ... Read more
  • Edinburgh International Asia Conference 5 Feb 2016

    Scotland’s first ever student-led Asia conference will take place on Friday February 5th 2016 at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. Registration is from 09.00 and the day will finish with a drinks reception from 17.30-18.30. The conference theme “Will the 21st Century belong to Asia – Pioneer your future in Asia” will see up to 200 student ... Read more
  • Memory Gender & Change in China – WAGNet Podcasts

    A day long symposium ‘Memory Gender and Change in China’ organised by WAGNet (Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network) with the support of the Confucius Institute for Scotland took place on 11 September. Podcasts of the three panel sessions which addressed themes as shown below, are now available. Scroll down to access. New wave feminism LGBT ... Read more
  • Schools’ Day for Scotland – RSAA, SCEN & CIS 28 Oct

    Working with the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SCEN*, the Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to invite senior students from schools across Scotland to attend a day of talks on aspects of Asia on Wed 28th October 2015. This is an inaugural event for RSAA and builds on the well established and most successful ... Read more
  • Military Ethics Conference
    Sat 31 Oct 2015

    A unique public day long conference on Chinese and Western Approaches to Military Ethics: Ethics Education, Decision Making and Scholastic Traditions will run at the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 31 October 2015. The conference is an open event for which registration is required.  The programme for this can be ... Read more