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

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?


Welcome and opening
Professor Dr Simon Marginson (Oxford University)

Higher education policy and governance for technological and economic change along the Belt and Road’s Greater Bay Area
Professor Dr Gerry Postiglione (Hong Kong University)

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)

The New Silk Road as a model of soft power
Dr John Douglass (UC Berkeley)

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)

Concluding remarks
Professor Dr Simon Marginson

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