Thirteen City, University of London, staff recently travelled to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to explore ways to increase City’s engagement with China.
The delegation, which was led by Professor Stanton Newman, VP (International), visited a number of City’s existing partner universities as well as two WC2 Network members – Tongji University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The wide ranging discussions explored potential research and education collaboration.
The visit was also an opportunity to connect with key stakeholders. In addition to meetings with the China Scholarship Council and the British Council, Alumni and Stakeholder receptions were held in all three locations, with more than 400 guests attending.
Commenting on the visit Professor Newman said: “During this productive trip we strengthened existing relationships and identified opportunities for increased collaboration with Universities in the region. We also had a meeting with the China Scholarship Council to discuss how we can increase numbers of Chinese research students coming to City.”
Not only does City have a number of university partnerships in China, it is also City’s largest recruitment market, with 784 Chinese students enrolled in 2017/18, and more than 3,550 applications from China for entry this academic year.