Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Campus

fiona-hyslop-confucius-institute-018Institute 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 new buildings were officially opened was appreciated and Ms Hyslop enjoyed the chance to get hands on with some of the Institute’s musical instrument collection.



fiona-hyslop-confucius-institute-005The Institute has recently been selected as a Cultural Pilot Institute to work with a new Cultural Division within Hanban. The opportunity to build stronger and more meaningful cultural engagement between Scotland and China is welcomed by the Scottish Government which last year renewed its Cultural Memorandum of Understanding with China.