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Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development

This year on December 4-5, Confucius Institute will be the co-organise the 13th Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and 32th CEA (UK) Annual Conference. Taking place in the follow-up to COP26, CEA (Europe/UK), University of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School and Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication are jointly organising an online […]


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Asia: Through the Lens of John Thomson

Scottish photographer and travel writer, John Thomson (1837-1921), set off for Singapore in 1862 and in the next 10 years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of Siam (Thailand), Cambodia and China. Nowadays we can take numerous photos in the space of one minute, however, in the nineteenth century it was a risk. A […]


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Musicians of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics Won Hearts During HWU Music Cottage 200

Great news – we made an impact!  We are thrilled to announce that the performers of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics received the biggest number of votes in 2021 HWU Music Cottage 200. Sheng Solo, Number 3, has been particularly favourited for the ‘incredible energy and sound’.  Steve King D.Litt, the Director of Music at Heriot-Watt, was left impressed by the performances:  “A few years ago, music students and their music director from Tianjin […]


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Mid-Autumn Festival and mooncakes!

Our SCIBC language teacher Zhuzhu has created a short video to provide some background on the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated this year on 21st September. She’s also highlighted the different types of mooncakes which are eaten at this time of year – plenty for the tastebuds to explore!


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Teacher’s Day in China

By Wei Gu Teacher’s Day in China will soon be here with the beginning of the new academic year. The purpose of the day is to show respect and gratitude to all teachers and educators who contribute greatly to the cause of education, the modern Teacher’s Day takes place on 10 September every year. China […]


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Summer Festivals in China

By Chuanming Zhu Hello, everybody! New term is coming! Welcome back to University! Did you enjoy your summer holiday?  Summer is the ideal season for sunshine, visiting the beach and all kinds of festivals. In Scotland, the most famous festival is the Edinburgh International Festival, which brings top class performers of music, theatre, opera and […]


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Soraidh Slàn

How long can one generally live? Say sixty or seventy? In this sense, two years seems short and unimportant. Yet for me, the last two years has almost been so far the best of my life, in Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a nickname in Chinese, “The Castle of Love”, a name that already suggests the wonderfulness […]


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Online martial arts learning programme with Beijing Sport University

Colleagues at Beijing Sport University are offering a free online learning programme focused on Chinese martial arts over 3 weeks at the beginning of September. Students will be taught by 10 teachers from the Chinese Wushu School and the University’s School of Humanities. Traditional martial arts and health techniques will be introduced, including Tai Chi […]


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CI Storytelling—Robin Wilson, a Star Student of the Scottish Confucius Institute of Business and Communication (SCIBC) at Heriot-Watt University

By Ping Zhang (SCIBC Chinese Co-Director) and Wei Gu (SCIBC Mandarin Chinese Teacher ) 孔院故事会——赫瑞瓦特大学苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院明星学生罗斌 作者:赫瑞瓦特大学苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院中方院长 张平       赫瑞瓦特大学苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院中方教师 古炜 前言 Preface 罗斌(Robin Wilson)是英国苏格兰赫瑞瓦特大学语言系国际商务管理与中文专业的大二学生,也是赫瑞瓦特大学苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院的优秀学员。罗斌是地道的苏格兰人,他的家乡在英国苏格兰的欧文市。高中阶段,罗斌开始学习中文,2017至2018学年罗斌获得苏格兰中小学孔子学院奖学金资助,赴中国天津学习一年中文。 Robin Wilson is a second year student of the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies (LINCS) at Heriot-Watt University, majoring in International Business Management and Chinese. He is also an excellent […]


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