In 2006 the Confucius Institute for Scotland opened in Edinburgh. Backed by Hanban, an arm of China’s Ministry of Education, the Institute works across business, culture and policy to bring together many facets of public life in both Scotland and China.
As well as supporting all levels of learning – from undergraduate to PhD – Edinburgh’s Confucius Institute organises public film series and business lectures, and works with local schools.
China is not the only country with which the University is developing partnerships. The Princess Dashkova Centre opened in 2011 to strengthen ties between Scotland and Russia. In 2010, the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World was established after a gift from the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation. Its mission is to advance mutual understanding between Islam and the West.
It is obvious that we need to know more about this country, as it is already economically important and increasingly politically significant.
Professor Natascha GentzDirector, Confucius Institute
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