CGHE/Utrecht joint event

The New Silk Road: implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe

  • Monday, 01 Oct 2018 13:30 - 16:30
  • St Edmund Hall, Doctorow Hall, Queen's Ln, Oxford, OX1 4AR


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This research project focuses on China’s rise in global higher education. It aims to explore the possible implications of the New Silk Road (or China’s One Belt One Road policy) for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe.

  • How will these new relationships affect European higher education and research?
  • What types of academic flows and activities emerge along the New Silk Road?
  • How do universities respond?
  • Under which conditions are these activities taking place?
  • Who defines these, and based on what values?


13.30: Welcome and opening

  • Professor Dr Simon Marginson (Oxford University)

13.40: The New Silk Road research project

  • Profesor Dr Marijk van der Wende (Utrecht University)

13.50 Elite universities: resources for rural students or the Silk Road?

  • Professor Dr Gerry Postiglione (Hong Kong University)

14.10: Sino-foreign university cooperation

  • Convenor: Dr Zheping Xie (Tsinghua University)
  • Dr Zhuolin Feng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Dr Jie Gao (Aarhus University)

14.30: Data protection and EU-China research cooperation

  • Professor Dr Henk Kummeling (Utrecht University)

14.50: Break

15.10: The New Silk Road as a model of soft power

  • Dr John Douglass (UC Berkeley)

15.30: China and post-soviet countries in Central Asia

  • Convenor: Professor Dr Sybe de Vries (Urecht University)
  • Professor Dr Isak Froumin (HSE Moscow)
  • Dr Maia Chankseliani (Oxford University)

15.50: China perceives the Singapore experience: transnational knowledge exchanges and higher education governance

  • Professor Dr Liu Hong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

16.20: Concluding remarks

  • Professor Dr Simon Marginson

16.30: Close


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