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  • Vacancy – Confucius Institute Teaching Fellow in Chinese

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is seeking to appoint a full-time teaching fellow in Chinese. This is a fixed-term appointment, available until 1 August 2021. For more information, and to apply, please click here and use Vacancy Reference: 053051 Closing Date: 5 October, at 5 pm. Read more
  • “Chinese Bridge • Global Music” International Music Talent Video Competition

    Music Talent all around the world, both professionals and armatures, are warmly invited to join this online video competition organised by Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in China. This competition is designed for Chinese language learners to show case their music talent by recording a music performance piece featuring Chinese elements. There are three categories in this ... Read more
  • Autumn Term Classes start from 28 Sept 2020

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our Autumn 2020 courses will start week beginning 28 September and booking for these classes is now open. All Autumn classes will be delivered remotely using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been set ... Read more
  • Award celebrates Scotland-China partnership

    The Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries (DECCI) – which is hosted by Edinburgh’s Confucius Institute and Donghua University’s Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation (SCF) – has won the China-Britain Business Council’s Innovators in Education award. The prize recognises a partnership which began as a joint programme of teaching and research at the Shanghai ... Read more
  • Edinburgh International Culture Summit Special Edition 2020

    The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a biennial ministerial forum established in 2012 by the Edinburgh International Festival in a unique partnership with the British Council, Scottish Parliament and the Scottish and UK Governments. The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to be one of the supporters of this year’s Edinburgh International Culture Summit. The 2020 ... Read more
  • “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition UK Final – Saturday 19 September

    Chinese Bridge is the biggest global Chinese language competition in the world with regional qualifier competitions running all over the world. The public performance tests the contestants on their Chinese language ability, knowledge of China, Chinese cultural skills and understanding. Contestants often showcase their skills in music, martial arts, or comedy chops. Winners at the ... Read more
  • Online Lecture – Paola Subacchi

    Our friends at the Scotland China Education Network will be hosting Paola Subacchi to deliver her online lecture “Cooperation or competition — China in the post-Covid world economy”. The event will be held via Zoom this Thursday, 10 September from 7pm. Paola Subacchi is an economist, writer and commentator on the functioning and governance of the international financial ... Read more
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19): Important Announcement

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland campus is temporarily closed from Friday 20 March to students and public due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and all classes taking place in our buildings have been cancelled. We have also made the decision to postpone or cancel all non-teaching events, such as talks by visiting speakers, for the ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Online Study Clinic start from 1st July 2020

    Students are invited to enrol for 5 study clinics. These are not formal classes. Each group will be led by a senior teacher. As well as revision of previous learning via conversational practice, the clinics will allow for discussion on any areas of difficulty identified by the group members. Students are advised to bring their ... Read more
  • Dragon Boat Festival Music Concert – Thur 25 June 8-9pm

    Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with an evening of traditional Chinese music – enjoy the free online concert from home!  Ricefield Arts’ Scotland-based performers will be showcasing traditional Chinese instruments, including guzheng, guqin, pipa, bamboo flute, erhu, as well as opera singing. You’ll hear songs from both China and Scotland, as well as learning more about the ... Read more