Confucius Institute Director receives Individual Award of Excellence

At the 11th Confucius Institute Conference held in Kunming 10/11 December 2017, the Institute’s long serving Director, Professor Natascha Gentz received an Individual Award of Excellence for her work over the last decade.


The award was presented to Professor Gentz by Mme Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China as part of the opening ceremony of the Conference which was attended by over 2,200 delegates including university presidents and representatives of Confucius Institutes from 140 countries and regions.

The Institute, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has been grown substantially since its launch in 2006 and over the last decade has received regular accolades.

Award Listing Received by Confucius Institute for Scotland

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011:  Institute Awards of Excellence
2012: Gold Award to Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea
2014: Pioneer Institute Award
2015: Model Institute Award
2016: Individual Performance Excellence Award  to Professor Natascha Gentz.