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Gordon Dewar joins ASI

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh AirportAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Gordon Dewar, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council. Gordon is the Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, a post he took up in 2012.  Under his stewardship, Edinburgh Airport has consolidated itself as one of Europe’s leading airports. It has…

Asia Business Etiquette

Doing business in ChinaI often find client’s eyes glazing over when I talk about business etiquette, and their eyes close completely when I go on to business etiquette in Asia. It sounds so boring, doesn’t it? “Etiquette” suggests the position of knives and forks on the table, protocols for meeting royalty, exchanging toasts at a…

Testplant MBA Scholarship

University of Edinburgh Business SchoolChinese students are being invited to apply for a £10,000 bursary towards MBA tuition fees at the University of Edinburgh Business School. The MBA scholarship, donated by the international software business TestPlant, also includes a paid internship in the summer of 2016. To be eligible, candidates must be from China and must…

Lighting candles in India

All smiles: children at the home and school in TuniScottish Love in Action (SLA) has released a wonderful, uplifting short film about its work caring for and supporting vulnerable children in India. “Lighting Candles in India” was produced by award-winning film-makers Department of Expansion and shot at the Light of Love Children’s Home and School…

ECCI – Welcome to our home

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon InnovationWelcome to Asia Scotland Institute’s headquarters – the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. We’ve been using the ECCI as our base for the past year, and from the photos on this page we hope you can see why. The ECCI is an award-winning, green business venue in the city centre. …

Nirmal Chandel

Nirmal Chandel*** Update: Unfortunately, Nirmal’s visit has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstancses. The University of Edinburgh is hoping to rearrange her trip for the autumn. We’ll keep you posted *** A special visitor is coming to Scotland next month – Nirmal Chandel, a grassroots activist for single women’s rights in northern India.…

Valentin Schmid China Uncovered

Valentin SchmidValentin Schmid is not a man to mince his words.  He has been studying China for years – today as business editor of The Epoch Times, previously in his role as a portfolio manager for BNP Paribas in Hong Kong. During that time Valentin has frequently been impressed by the ingenuity of the Chinese people…

Haruko Fukuda

Haruko Fukuda OBEAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Haruko Fukuda OBE, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council. Miss Fukuda is a non-executive director at Investec, the international specialist banking and asset management group. She previously held many senior international roles, including Chief Executive of the World Gold Council. A British…