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​​"Branch campus China": Experiences, perspectives and opportunities

Wanneer:do 08-02-2018 15:00 - 17:00
Waar:Exhibition Room (1313.0007), Harmonie building

GSG and CEASG invite you to a seminar with panelists and academic colleagues from international campuses in China. The discussion is structured around three contributions of panelists with real and actual experience regarding higher educational institutions in China.

Please note: this event was scheduled before the Board of the University of Groningen decided not to submit its proposal to offer transnational education in Yantai to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The organizers feel it remains useful to hear experiences from the invited speakers regarding branch campuses and teaching in China . The event is therefore not intended to discuss or debate recent decision making regarding "Yantai".

The discussion is structured around four contributions of panelists with real and actual experience regarding higher educational institutions in China:

  • Prof. dr. Geoff Hall; Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Dr. Lena Scheen; Assistant Professor of Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai, China
  • Prof. dr. Jan van der Harst; i.a. director Groningen research centres at Fudan and Tsinghua, China
  • Dr. Konstantinos Efstathiou, RUG Johann Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science formerly at Xian Liverpool Jiaotong, Suzhou, China

The discussion is moderated by: Prof. Max van den Berg, professor by special appointment in Global Governance and Sustainable Livelihood

This dialogue is particularly intended to benefit the decision making of those representing faculty and staff in the University Council by gaining insights from those already involved in international campuses in China and to provide them with an opportunity to hear opinions of faculty and staff regarding the proposed University of Groningen Yantai.

The panelists will share their experiences and exchange views with the audience on:

1)     ongoing academic cooperation between Groningen and Chinese Higher Education Institutions;
2)     the opportunities and challenges of research campuses in China from an academic, student and employee-perspective;
3)     experiences from existing universities with international campuses in China.

In order to facilitate the discussion and Q&A the organizers attach two documents regarding branch campuses in China.

Date: 8 February 2018, 15:00-17:00

Venue: Exhibition Room (1313.0007), Harmonie building (next to Marie Loke Room / Weber Room)

Organizers: Joost Herman & Pieter Boele (Globalisation Studies Groningen) and Tjalling Halbertsma (Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen)



- Rick Hills, Academic Freedom at NYUShanghai: A Year-End Report from a Participant, 2017

- Lena Scheen, A China scholar working in China, The Newsletter, IIAS, Autumn 2015