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UCL delegation visits China

By Kerry Milton, on 1 August 2014

At the end of July 2014, a UCL delegation visited China to discuss opportunities for partnership and collaboration in higher education.


Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International); Dr. Vivienne Lo, Director of CCHH, UCL Department of History; Vice President, Dr. Li Yansong, Peking University

Led by Vice Provost (International) Dame Nicola Brewer and Professor Xiao Guo, UCL’s Pro-Provost for China, the delegation also included:

  • Vivienne Lo, Director of China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH)
  • Therese Hesketh, UCL Institute of Global Health
  • Dr Bert De Reyck, Head of UCL Management Science and Innovation
  • Dr Michael Morris, Corporate Partnerships Manager, UCL Advances
  • Nigel Percival, Director, Office for International Affairs
  • Alan Goulbourne, Assistant Director, Office for International Affairs

Discussions spanned across higher education with a particular focus on the prospect of establishing a UCL presence in China, meeting with the British Embassy and British Council in Beijing to gain a clearer understanding of the education system in the region.

The group also met with some top universities, including Peking University, Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University to explore potential partnerships and collaborative opportunities, including the Newton Fund, CSC Scholarships and Horizon 2020.

The trip coincided with the prestigious China Science Festival, attended by Professor Guo, who gave a keynote speech on the obligations of a global university. Professor Guo was interviewed by China Science Daily, S&T Daily and Beijing News.

Further information about UCL at the China Science Festival can be found on the UCL Corporate Partnerships website and photographs can be viewed on the UCL FlickR website

To discuss UCL’s current links and ongoing plan for China, contact Professor Xiao Guo at z.x.guo@ucl.ac.uk or Alan Goulbourne, Assistant Director in the Office for International Affairs at a.goulbourne@ucl.ac.uk

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