Chinese and British Organisations to Further Cooperation in Vocational Education
The Establishment Conference of the China-Britain Vocational Education Cooperation and Development Alliance was held last week at the Beijing Media Center. The alliance, which has received the support of the UK DIT, CBBC and British Council, was established by 12 Chinese organisations and 9 British organisations, including universities and technical colleges. So far 35 Chinese institutions and 16 British institutions have already joined the alliance, which aims to develop work in the areas of industry and education collaboration, modern apprenticeships and assessments of teaching outcomes.
(Source: Edu China)
Ulster University and DUFE to Expand their Partnership
The Ulster University of Northern Ireland and Dongbei University of Finance and Education in China’s Liaoning province have decided to expand their 15-year partnership. This relationship will benefit both institutions by allowing collaborative research, staff exchanges, and new opportunities for student exchanges. The partnership is estimated to have already allowed more than 200 Chinese students to complete part of their degree in Northern Ireland.
(Source: The PIE News)
Li Keqiang Hails the Benefits of Online Education
During a visit to the Minning Middle School in Ningxia province, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke of the role online education can play in helping students in distant rural areas gain access to high quality education and how it can help them to expand their world view and change their lives. Rural regions in China currently suffer from a lack of information infrastructure and will require assistance from the government in increasing internet speeds and providing sufficient funding in order to fully reap the benefits of online education.
UK-China Skills Cooperation Roundtable Held in Shanghai
The UK-China Skills Cooperation Roundtable and Signing Ceremony was recently held in Shanghai, where the UK’s National Skills Academy for Rail, UK Skills Federation and British Sectors Centre of Excellence jointly signed an agreement with two Chinese companies to establish the Miyun International Talent Port and International Education Demonstration Park Project. The purpose of the talent port is to bring in high quality British materials, cooperate with top British universities in setting up schools and work with British vocational education organisations. The project, which is part of the China-UK Skills and Talent Training Plan, aims to set up across fifteen different Chinese cities.
(Source: Gansu Daily)
UK Government Doubles Funding for Generation UK
The British Council’s Generation UK program, which began in 2013, has allowed over 40,000 British students the opportunity to study, teach, or intern in China and the programme aims to reach 80,000 students by 2020. This increase in funding will be used to double the number of scholarships offered by Generation UK to 300, with the aim of helping a greater number of students from diverse backgrounds to obtain valuable international experience.
(Source: The PIE News)
HSBC and British Council Launch Reading Project at Chinese Elementary School
Kids Read, a project which aims to encourage a love of English reading in young students, was launched at the Peking University-affiliated elementary school’s Fengtai campus in May. The programme provides schools with a mini library of 150 popular British books as well as high-quality teacher training workshops, student accessible resources, and inter-school competitions. The school is one of 11 Beijing schools which will participate in the programme this year.
(Source: The Telegraph)
First Winner of English is GREAT Teacher Award Announced
The British council has announced its first winner of the monthly English is Great teaching award. Hu Conghui from Guangdong province has received the monthly prize for her deep understanding of the English language and passion for teaching. The award is part of the English is GREAT project which started after Theresa May’s visit to China in January and has already impacted 32.92 million students.
BRITCHAM/CBBC MEMBERS NEWS
MMU and SBC Hold Talks On Future Cooperation
On the 31st of May, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jennifer Watling of Manchester Metropolitan University visited the Sino-British College-University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. During the visit the two universities held talks on potential future cooperation projects as well as opportunities for cooperating in summer school development.
NEW REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
JMD Edu Investment Notes
RMB 13.5 billion
across the education industry
for the first 5 months of 2018.
This year primary market investments in education
have totalled RMB1.9 billion across 62 projects
UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
China Preschool Education Conference & International Kids Education Expo
Kid’s Expo is a professional B2B pre-school educational products exhibition. It offers a great platform to gather the suppliers as well as the preschool education pioneers, educators, caregivers , parents, distributors, dealers and those who care about kid’s education.
Poly World Trade Center, Guangzhou
9th – 11th June
School’s Out For Summer Education Focus Group Meeting @ Jade Learning School
The meeting aims to welcome all companies in the educational industry, create introduction to the newest members of Education Focus Group, review the past activities and events, and also give the latest updates of the education industry in South West China.
Jade Learning House, Chengdu
12th June, 14:00 – 17:00
New school Insight Media: International Education HR Seminar
This seminar will provide HR professionals in international education with the opportunity to meet and exchange views and experiences and learn the best methods for hiring high quality staff. It will provide a platform for industry professionals and bring together HR professionals from international education.
Beijing Xihua Hotel
6th July – 7th July
2018 Cambridge International Education Seminar
The Cambridge International Education Seminar is designed to promote exchange and cooperation of the higher education sector between China and the United Kingdom, and provide an interactive platform for prestigious universities from both sides to meet and network.
St Catherine’s College, Cambridge University
20th – 24th August 2018