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20.07.2013

New Erasmus Mundus Promotion Project Coordinated by ECHE, VUB: EUCNDOC Project as a facilitator for EU-China cooperation in doctoral education

The EUCNDOC project “Enhancing the visibility of European Higher education and strengthening the dialogue and cooperation with Chinese stakeholders in the field of doctoral education” is a new project that has been successfully granted as one of the seven Erasmus Mundus action 3 projects selected by the European Commission in July 2013.

This three-year project will be carried out from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2016. The overall project aims are to increase the awareness and knowledge about European Higher Education for Chinese higher education actors and to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between European and Chinese stakeholders in the field of doctoral education.

Prof. dr. Chang Zhu, Director of the EU-China Higher Education Research Center (ECHE), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is the coordinator of the project. ECHE is a cooperation platform aiming to facilitate cooperation and collaboration in the field of higher education in the EU and China. In this project, ECHE will be responsible for the management of the EUCNDOC project.

This new project will enhance the mutual understanding of doctoral education between EU and China, facilitate dialogue and specific cooperation between European and Chinese stakeholders on doctoral education, facilitate exchange of views on critical issues regarding doctoral education, such as the objectives, process, supervision, the structures and employability, identifying drivers and barriers of EU-China cooperation in the field of doctoral education and mobility and enhancing doctoral supervisor cooperation. The project can deepen understanding and mutual trust by supporting doctoral exchanges between the two strategic partners.This project will support the new pillar of EU-China cooperation and People-to-People Dialogue to a higher level. It will open up space for dialogue and cooperation on a wide range of issues related to doctoral education, bringing real benefits to both European and Chinese higher education institutions, policy makers, students, supervisors, employers, and relevant players.

The project will be implemented by a strong and prestigious partnership with the following partners:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) , Belgium

University of Vienna (UniVie), Austria

University of Tampere (UTA), Finland

University of Stockholm (SU), Sweden

Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC), Belgium

China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), China

Beijing Normal University (BNU), China

Peking University(PKU), China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China

Southwest University (SWU), China

 

19.03.2013 9th CEREC lecture

The 8th lecture of CEREC lecture series will be held in the University of Tampere, Pinni B 1097 on 12th February 2013 at 14:00-16:00.

Topic: “Fair Education in China: Theory, Reality and Prospect”

Lecturer: Associate Professor JIN Baohua from the Institute of Higher Education, Beijing University of Technology

Lecture Language: English

Interested participants can follow the live broadcasting of the lecture from the following address: http://www.uta.fi/jkk/cerec/educationandresearch/ChinaEduLecture.html 

The lecture material and video will also be accessible after the event on CEREC website.

07.02.2013 8th CEREC lecture

Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese Dragon year is ending on 9 February 2013 and Snake year will start on 10 February 2013.

The 8th lecture of CEREC lecture series will be held in the University of Tampere, Pinni B 1097 on 12th February 2013 at 14:00-16:00.

Topic: “Changing Paradigm of Organizational Governance in Chinese Public Universities”

Lecturer: Professor SHI Xiaoguang from Graduate School of Education, Peking University

Lecture Language: English

Interested participants can follow the live broadcasting of the lecture from the following address: http://www.uta.fi/media/public/live/live.html

The lecture material and video will also be accessible after the event on CEREC website: http://www.uta.fi/jkk/cerec/educationandresearch/ChinaEduLecture.html

15.01.2013 CEREC lecture series

The EU-China Higher Education Research Center (ECHE) has started the year 2013 with closer cooperation with the Chinese Education Research and Exchange Centre (CEREC) based at University of Tampere, Finland. CEREC and ECHE will cooperate under CEREC lecture series amongst others.

The 7th lecture of CEREC lecture series will be held in the University of Tampere, Pinni B 3118 on 29th January 2013 at 14:00-16:00.

Topic: China's Long March to World Class Universities: From 'project 211' to 'project 2011'

Lecturer: Prof. dr. LIU Baocun from Beijing Normal University, China

Lecture Language: English

Interested participants can follow the live broadcasting of the lecture from the following address: http://www.uta.fi/media/public/live/live.html

The lecture material and video will also be accessible after the event on CEREC website:

http://www.uta.fi/jkk/cerec/educationandresearch/ChinaEduLecture.html

CEREC staff can be approached for further details by email (cerec@uta.fi) or by phone +358 40 190 1264.

22.10.2012 ECHE Kick-off meeting

EU-China Higher Education Research Center (ECHE) held its kick-off meeting in Brussels on 22 October 2012.

Following the official launch of ECHE at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) earlier this summer, the kick-off meeting provided to the research members, associate researchers and members of ECHE’s Advisory Board the opportunity to exchange ideas about the future areas of work and prospects of collaboration under the newly established Research Center.

Representatives of several partner organisations, including the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), China Platform-Ghent University, and the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS)-University of Twente, took part actively in the event. Representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium and the Mission of People’s Republic of China to the EU, as well as several high level European Commission officials also attended the kick-off meeting.

For more details see the minutes of the kick-off meeting.