Higher Education in China and Hong Kong:
Recent developments and relations with Europe

Brussels, 7 December 2012

Programme

Thursday 6 December

19.30

Seminar dinner

Friday 7 December

08.30

Registrations

Welcome and introduction

09.00

Why China and Hong Kong?
Queenie K. H. Lam, Project Officer, ACA

Getting the 'lay of the land'

09.15

Enhancing Chinese higher education : the successor of the 211 and 985 projects
Li Jianmin, Minister-Counsellor, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union (Brussels, Belgium)

09.45

Opportunities for mobility: 4-year curriculum and other reforms in Hong Kong
Richard Armour, Secretary-General, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong SAR Government (Hong Kong SAR, China)

10.15

Coffee break

Internationalisation of higher education systems in China and Hong Kong

10.45

Reaching out to the world: attracting international students to China
Yang Meng, Deputy Secretary-General, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) (Beijing, China)

11.15

On the way to 'world class': Chinese universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities
Wang Qi, Lecturer, Centre for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China)

11.45

Balancing the local and global: Hong Kong universities in China, Asia and the world
Joshua K. H. Mok, Chair Professor of Comperative Policy, Hong Kong Institute of Education (Hong Kong SAR, China)

12.15

Sandwich Lunch

Collaborating with China and Hong Kong

Part I - European policies and programmes

13.15

The European Union's global higher education strategy: policies and programmes for encouraging student mobility with China and Hong Kong
Vitto Borrelli, European Commission / DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

14.00

External dimension of the European Research Area: cooperation with China and Hong Kong in research and innovation
Peter van der Hijden, Policy Officer, European Commission / DG Research and innovation (Brussels, Belgium)

14.40

Coffee break

Part II - Experience sharing

15.10

UK: setting up transnational education in China
Andrew Disbury, Director of the International Office, Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, the United Kingdom)

15.40

Germany: Chinese academic mobility to Germany - actor and institutional perspectives
Maggi W. H. Leung, Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Utrecht University (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

16.10

Australia: comparing collaboration experience with Europe and China
John Hearn, Deputy Vice Chancellor International, University of Sydney / CEO of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) (Sydney, Australia)

Wrap-up and goodbye

16.40

Bernd W├Ąchter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

16.50

End of the seminar