This conference will be taking place on May 13-15 at Herrenhausen Castle in Hanover, Germany. It will be jointly hosted by the universities of Utrecht and Göttingen as well as Volkswagen Foundation. The conference will mark the conclusions of a multi-year research project on the implications of the New Silk Road for higher education and research in different parts of the world. Also universities like Harvard, Oxford and Tsinghua have been involved in this project.
Recent geopolitical events such as the Sino-US Trade War create waves of uncertainty in higher education regarding international cooperation, the free movement of students, academics, scientific knowledge, and ideas. Meanwhile, there remain many questions pertaining to the changing position of China in the global academic landscapes. The conference will discuss various aspects of the current and future academic relations between China and various European countries. For instance, the conference investigates initiatives undertaken by universities as well as the conditions under which these are taking place. Some leading scholars and academic policy-makers are among the presenters.
The conference will discuss the changing academic relations between China and other countries in Asia and Europe. Key questions focus on flows and patterns of academic mobility along the New Silk Road. It also investigates initiatives undertaken by universities as well as the conditions under which these are taking place. It aims at discussing the impact of these developments on EU-China collaborations, on the global higher education landscape, the key role of the US therein, and on how academic systems between China and Europe will position themselves.
Researchers and professionals from business and administration as well as NGOs with a link to the New Silk Road and higher education from all fields are welcome to attend the symposium.
For more information, including a preliminary program, please check our project website "https://www.academicsilkroad.org".
China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities
May 13-15, 2020
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany
The program for the Herrenhausen Conference can be found in the download section in the column on the right.
Experts will discuss the following topics:
Panel 1: The Rise of China in Global Higher Education
Panel 2: Academic Cooperation: Trends and Flows along the New Silk Road
Panel 3: Academic Cooperation: University Strategies
Panel 4: Policy Frameworks for Cooperation
Panel 5: Conditions for Balanced Relationships-Challenges for Future Sino-European Collaboration
There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register by clicking on the "Registration" button in the column on the right.
The conference language is English.
Venue and public transport
The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".