Prof. Cheng Siwei, Dean of School of Management, accompanied by Prof. Zhao Hong, visited University of Groningen in Netherlands, Durham University, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Said Business School of Oxford University in the UK,French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) in France from May 23rd to June 2nd.
Their first visit is to the University of Groningen. The President of University of Groningen and the Dean of Faculty of Economics received the delegation from School of Management. Prof. Cheng gave a keynote speech on the topic ofChina’s current economic situation in connection to FDI and venture capital.During the visits, they reviewed the double-PhD programs between School of Management and University of Groningen, and proposed some potential further development towards the program.
In the University of Groningen
After the visit in Groningen, the delegation went to Durham University. Dean Cheng received the title of “Honorary Professor” from Durham University and gave a lecture after the ceremony. Meanwhile, the two sides also discussed the details about the cooperative executive education programs. In the near future, Durham and School of Management will launch a series of cooperative EDP courses soon.
In Durham University
The delegation moved to Nottingham to meet the Vice president of Nottingham and the representatives in Nottingham Trent University after then. As the partners and also old friends of Prof. Cheng, The two universities showed their interests in launching more cooperative programs with UCAS.
Said Business School of Oxford University was the last stop for the delegation in the UK. The Vice Dean of the School, Prof. Roy Westbrook, and Prof. Li Jin, Dr. Eric Thun received the delegation. Besides, Prof. Cheng gave a keynote speech on “The Future of Chinese Economy”. The two sides discussed the potential cooperation in joint-research and faculty exchange programs.
At Said Business School of Oxford University
After the visits in the UK, the delegation went to Paris. As the biggest research institutes in France and also one stop during Prof. Cheng’s trip, IFRI invited many famous researchers in Europe and hosted a meeting for the delegation. Since IFRI has had many researches in Asia and Chinese Political/Economic issues, the two sides also had a deep discussion on the potential cooperation in joint-research programs.
Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) was the last stop for the delegation this time. There were two significant issues for them to pay a visit to ESSCA. First, School of Management participated in the meeting launched by ESSCA and EFMD for the Founding of Alliance of Chinese and European Schools (ACES). After joining ACES, the member schools can cooperate in the student-exchange and double/joint degree programs between each other. Second, as the one of the two founders for ACES, Prof. Cheng also received the title of “Honorary Professor” from ESSCA.
The delegation finished their trip to Europe on June 2nd, and flied back to Beijing from Paris.