Building a Bridge between Asia and Scotland

by Roddy Gow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Total raised £125

raised so far



Our mission: To inspire the next generation to engage with Asia and to educate tomorrow's leaders in Scotland.

by Roddy Gow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About Us

The Asia Scotland Institute is a non-profit organisation which exists to promote a greater understanding of Asia through the sharing of knowledge. We run regular events with global leaders from across Asia, with the aim of stimulating curiosity and fostering an environment to promote the exchange of knowledge.

The Asia Scotland Institute was launched by Roddy Gow OBE in 2012, with the first programme taking place at the Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh. Since then, the Asia Scotland Institute has run many public events, reaching thousands of individuals in business, education and culture globally.

With the global economic landscape rapidly evolving, Asia’s role becomes ever more pivotal. Our events bring together prominent global business leaders and experts in Scotland and Asia. These gatherings, virtual and physical, are designed to ignite interest and establish a platform for the exchange of insights and knowledge. 

Our focus is on: Business & Economics, Politics & International Relations, Arts and Culture & Society.

However, sustaining this bridge of knowledge requires more than just vision—it requires support. Financial challenges are part of our journey, yet they should not be a barrier to learning and growth. With your help, we can continue to bring high-calibre speakers to our platform, expand our reach, and provide enriching experiences that are otherwise inaccessible.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Your contributions will directly fund:

  • The Organisation of High-Calibre Events: Enabling us to host and organise talks and seminars with global business leaders and experts in fields ranging from Business & Economics to Arts and Culture.
  • Expansion of Our Educational Reach: More events mean more opportunities for students and professionals across Scotland to gain invaluable insights into Asian markets, politics, and cultures.
  • Strengthening Cultural and Economic Ties: Each event is a step towards stronger international relations and a better understanding of the dynamic Asian continent.


"The mission of the Institute is so important and is at the heart of Scotland’s future. Asia is a large and fast-growing part of the global economy and the next generation must stay in touch of developments by following the people who can share unique insights" - Kevin Sneader, McKinsey

Supporting Us

By supporting the Asia Scotland Institute, you are not just funding events; you are investing in the future leaders of Scotland.

Together, we can ensure that Scotland's connections with Asia are not only maintained but flourished. Your donation, big or small, contributes to a globally informed, culturally aware, and economically vibrant Scotland.

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