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Facebook QAs


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Ian RitchieInspirational IT entrepreneur Ian Ritchie took questions from the public in the first of a series of online conversations.  Ian reached thousands of people in the Facebook Q&A, tackling a range of subjects from Scotland’s failed Dairen scheme four centuries ago to its present-day successses in the global fiancial technology sector.  Asia Scotland Institute has…

Jamie Coleman QA


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Jamie ColemanTechnology entrepreneur Jamie Coleman was the second high-ranking Scottish business leader and thinker to take part in our series of global conversations.  The founder and CEO of Codebase took questions from the public in the live Facebook Q&A. Codebase – an Edinburgh-based hub for young software companies – is the UK’s largest tech incubator business. Asia Scotland Institute…

Dr Lloyd Anderson joins International Advisory Council


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Dr Lloyd AndersonAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Dr Lloyd Anderson, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council. Dr Anderson is the Director of British Council Scotland. In the video below he sets out his priorities in that role, which include encouraging more young Scots to develop a “pioneering spirit” and aligning…

Steve Buckley – Asia, a personal perspective


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Steve Buckley“It’s clear to say that Asia is where our future is going to be” – Steve Buckley When it comes to Asia, few people speak with more authority than Steve Buckley.  Steve, a former British diplomat, has half a century of ties with Asia. He first moved there as a toddler 50 years ago,…

Nepal earthquake


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Rescuers search for survivors in the rubbleMore than 7,000 people are now known to have died in the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend.  Officials say more than 10,000 people have been injured, some terribly, and it is feared the number of casualties could rise significantly.  According to the United Nations, eight million people…

Building Bridges Speakers Montage


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Below is a short video montage of speakers giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…

Building Bridges Audience Montage


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Below is a nice little montage of delegates giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…

Prof Ian Gow OBE joins International Advisory Council


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Prof Ian Gow OBEAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Prof Ian Gow OBE, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council.  Prof Gow is Director of the Confucius Institute, University of Glasgow. An Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, he is also an internationally recognised Japan specialist and was Scotland’s first…

Asia House Denmark


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Roddy and Carsten at Asia House, CopenhagenAsia Scotland Institute has signed an agreement with Asia House in Denmark – the first of what we hope will be a string of strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations across Europe. The new initiative with our friends in Copenhagen allows us to share ideas, cross-promote events and work together…