UCL staff join together to grow relationship with China
28 November 2013
UCL’s newly established China Network met in October to discuss UCL’s draft plan for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. A particular focus of the consultation was to discuss current and future collaboration and how UCL might shape its approach to engaging with various institutions and organisations in the region.
50 members of staff from across UCL with an interest in China attended the consultation. Attendees heard from Nigel Percival, Director, Office for International Affairs, who introduced a draft regional plan; Professor Xiao Guo, UCL Pro-Provost for China, who discussed the challenges that face UCL in China and objectives of the network; and Alan Goulbourne, Assistant Director, Office for International Affairs, who highlighted the features of various university China Centres around the world.
Following this, the discussion was opened up to the network who shared their experiences and ideas for developing UCL’s relationship with China. The overall consensus was that UCL should develop long-term, high-profile partnerships with leading Chinese institutions, in addition to concentrating on the recruitment of high calibre students from the region.
UCL already has a number of well-established partnerships and collaborations in China, including Beijing University, Chinese Academy of Science, Chongqing University and Zhejiang University. A full list of existing collaborations can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global/partnerships-collaborations/mous.
The network will meet again in the New Year. If you would like to join the network or find out more please contact Andrew Pink in the Office for International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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