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New honour for Professor of Chinese

Professor Natascha Gentz, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh, was named alongside 52 other distinguished recipients, as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Royal Society of Edinburgh

She will join those Fellows, past and present, who have strived to attain the RSE’s founding mission: ‘the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.’

Professor Gentz, who took up the position of Chair of Chinese in 2006, also holds the positions of Dean International (China), Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies.

New Fellows are elected each year to the RSE via a rigorous five-stage nomination process. The breadth of the Fellowship, which includes more than 1500 people from Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond, ensures that the RSE can provide leadership and excellence across all areas of public life.

The RSE was established by Royal Charter in 1783 by key proponents of the Scottish Enlightenment and its work includes awarding research funding, leading on major enquiries, informing public policy and delivering events to inspire knowledge and learning.