The Think Tank for China was formally created during the SGroup General Assembly 2015 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with a general objective to explore new avenues of collaboration with China in a structured and systematic way by bringing into life the Think Tank for China (TT4C).
This group will be composed of experts from SGroup member universities as well as other institutions with specific expertise on China who are willing to exchange their experience and to capitalize on their contacts established in China to extend global outreach of our members in education, research, and services. With this aim in mind we intend to:
• create a Sustainable Institutional Network with selected Chinese and SGroup universities;
• set up an information hub about co-operation opportunities with China thanks to the pool of experts from individual member institutions;
Our consultations with the General Assembly representatives and Liaison Officers confirmed a common interest of members in this new region and sufficient capacity to act on this project jointly with the support of identified strategic external partners whenever appropriate such as UGhent Platform for China, Bavarian Competence Centre for China, BAYCHINA@U Bayreuth, DAAD-Offices, Flemish Representative in China to start with.
Through joining TT4C our members can gain expertise and access to information that can facilitate reaching their institutional goals.
By working together in the set direction we can:
• encourage joint projects and activities in research, teaching and service
• promote initiatives that lead to capacity building in HE on both continents
• initiate specific collaborative projects
• identify good practice and expertise the driving force leading to joint events and workshops
• seek for programmes and funding schemes that could provide further opportunities for sustainable collaboration.
KICK OFF MEETING AND EUROPE-CHINA RECTORS' SEMINAR IN LISBON
On 4-5 May 2017 a kick-off meeting will take place in Lisbon that will gather leaders and experts of the SGroup Think Tank with the aim of experience sharing, identifying priorities, and building joint capacities for SGroup-China relations. The event will coincide with the Europe-China Rectors' Seminar organised by the LEAD Project partnership and hosted by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa on 5th May 2017.
The Seminar is organised in the framework of the EU Erasmus+ Capacity Building LEAD project: Governance and Academic Leadership of Chinese and European Universities in the Context of Innovation and Internationalisation, coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The event is jointly organised by UNICA, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the LEAD coordinator VUB. The Rectors' Seminar is also supported by the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union under the framework of the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD).
The registration for the SGroup Think Tank for China Workshop on 4th May available HERE
The registration for Europe-China Seminar on 5th May available HERE
In order to register please complete and submit this online registration form. After submitting your form, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. If you encounter any problems with the submission or have any questions related to your participation, do not hesitate to contact Wioletta Wegorowska (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for the Kick-off Meeting or Marta Brelih-Wasowska from the UNICA Secretariat (email@example.com
) for the Rectors' Seminar.
More information about the events available below:
PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE THINK TANK FOR CHINA IN 2017
The leader of the Think Tank for China, Dr. Arnim Heinemann from the University of Bayreuth presented SGroup Network at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan between - 20-23 March 2017.
Between 4-8 April he also organised the TT4C Fact Finding Mission in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Hangzhou and Shanghai. He will share the results of these visits during the kick-off meeting in Lisbon.