Fudan University Discovery Day:
29 Oct 1pm-3.30pm

Partner of the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Fudan University is based in one of China’s most vibrant cities – Shanghai.

Find out more about Fudan University – and its network of Confucius Institutes – by dropping into the Project Room at 50 George Square on Thursday 29th October 1.00-3.30pm.  And join us for a special distinguished lecture from Fudan’s Prof Shen Dingli at 6pm.  Read on for more details.


Fudan University, based in the vibrant city of Shanghai is one of China’s leading Universities. Founded in 1905 Fudan University is composed of four campuses and has over 30,000 students.

In 2006 Fudan University was partnered with the University of Edinburgh as the Chinese partner in the about to be established Confucius Institute for Scotland. Since this time each year Fudan University sends teaching staff to the Institute to develop the Chinese language skills of the Institute and University students.

In addition Fudan also has partnerships with the Confucius Institutes in Auckland, Sydney, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Nottingham Universities.


Drop in to the Project Room 1.06 in 50 George Square to chat through opportunities to study abroad for a semester or more. A number of University of Edinburgh students are currently studying at Fudan under joint programmes.   In addition each year there are a number of scholarship opportunities offered by various bodies to he University of Edinburgh and to the Confucius Institute network. Check these out by speaking to the exhibitors from Fudan University,
Auckland University’s Confucius Institute, Hamburg University’s Confucius Institute, Nottingham University Confucius Institute and the Confucius Institute for Scotland here in the University of Edinburgh.


Take a seat and enjoy a cup of Chinese tea and a cookie while listening to the evocative sound of the Pipa and the Bamboo Flute. You will also have the chance to watch various forms of martial arts – and perhaps even try these out for yourself at an informal workshop.

Evening Lecture

Our Distinguished Lecture speaker from Fudan is Prof Shen Dingli, deputy dean of the Institute of International Studies. His talk entitled “China’s Peaceful Rice: Challenges & Opportunities” will consider how China’s rise is changing the balance of power in a number of fields – with its ambitions continuing to divide its critics. Join us at 6pm in the Project Room for this fascinating talk

All welcome!