VIP Visits Archive

  • Welcome to the expanded Confucius Campus

    Welcome to the expanded Confucius Campus On Monday 19th Sept the Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the award of Model Institute status with the official opening of two additional buildings creating the first Confucius Campus in the world – download our campus map. The New Buildings Located only a few hundred metres from Abden House, home of ... Read more
  • Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Campus

    Institute Director, Professor Natascha Gentz was delighted to welcome Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs to the Confucius Campus for a meeting attended also by Vice Principal Professor Charlie Jeffrey along with co-director Dr Jin Ri.   The opportunity to show her around the recently expanded facilities just three days after the campus’s ... Read more
  • Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Institute

    In advance of a forthcoming visit to China the education secretary Fiona Hyslop, visited the Confucius Institute. The minister addressed a group of 32 scholarship students who are headed out to China to take part in Easter and summer schools in Shanghai and Beijing where they will have the chance to learn Chinese and gain some ... Read more
  • Respect for the past

    A delegation of Chinese school students on an exchange visit to Merchiston Castle School, visited the Confucius Institute to pay their respects to an historic graduate. The visiting students from the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong province were thrilled to meet Huang Kuan who achieved his doctorate in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, 150 years ... Read more
  • Chinese Ambassador visits Confucius Institute

    Following a lecture at the Playfair Library, Mme Fu Ying toured the new headquarters of the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Her Excellency Mme. Fu Ying, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People`s Republic of China to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, spent the day at the University of Edinburgh where she had ... Read more
  • Hanban Director and Delegation visit to Confucius Institute for Scotland

    A high level delegation, led by Mme Xu Lin, Director General of Hanban, visited Abden House on Wed 24 October. Mme Xu was warmly welcomed to the Institute by the Principal, Professor Timothy O`Shea. The group were given a tour of the building before Professor Natascha Gentz, Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland gave a ... Read more
  • August 20: Professor Frank Larkins, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International), The University of Melbourne visited the Confucius Institute

    August 20 Professor Frank Larkins, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International), The University of Melbourne visited the Confucius Institute on 20 August for discussions with Professor Natascha Gentz, Director of the Confucius Institute. The University of Melbourne is a member of the worldwide network of Confucius Institutes. Read more
  • August 10: A 30 strong delegation from the Beijing Film Academy visited Abden House

    A 30 strong delegation from the Beijing Film Academy visited Abden House during a recent visit to the University of Edinburgh. The visit which was organised by the Film Studies department of the University, gave opportunities to discuss further collaboration following on from the success of Cinema China. Read more