Leeds Business School - British Council Report seeks to strengthen Leeds - Chinese business links
The report, Going Global: Developing a UK and Chinese Partnership for Business Education Hangzhou-Leeds, focuses on the special relationship between Leeds and Hangzhou in the booming Zhejiang province of China and outlines the potential for closer business and academic links between the two cities in the period to 2020. Hangzhou is growing fast and is a major site for both inward investment and indigenous high technology growth companies.
Lead authors of the report Professor John Shutt from the Leeds Business School and Professor Huifang Cheng of the College of Business and management at ZJUT explains: "The Chinese economy is fast changing and there is strong interest in understanding China's economy and entrepreneurship and specialist courses on emerging economies. Hangzhou is the fourth largest city in China and has a special relationship with Leeds, developed over the last 28 years and this event hopes to bring together those with an interest in developing deeper working relationships in China and presents the issues arising from our long partnership and collaboration in higher education.
The report was commissioned arising from the British Councils Prime Ministers Initiative for China PMI2 and seeks to report on the progress between the two higher education institutions in delivering a joint Masters in International Trade and Finance since 2004.It identifies some significant student business and management success stories after students return to China from Leeds Met and highlights future plans to strengthen research and development at Leeds Business School on the growing Chinese market and particularly with Hangzhou and Zhejiang province.
A number of high profile speakers will be making presentations at the launch event including Dr John Law, Director of the PMI2 Programme at the British Council will also be speaking as well as Paul Stephens from the UKTI and Barbara Colledge, Dean of Leeds Business School
The event takes place on Monday 14 January from 11:15-13:00 in RB355, the Rose Bowl, Leeds. To book your place or for more information please email email@example.com
Leeds Business School and the College of Business and Management (COM) at Zhejiang University of technology have one of seven projects in the first phase of the prime Ministers Initiative for International education 2 (PMI2)The programme aimed to strengthen partnerships with Chinese institutions in the area of business development, employability and entrepreneurship. The report covers the 2008-2011 period of development between the two partners, focused on strengthening teaching and research and company consultancy on the Chinese and UK economies. The LBS Masters in International Trade and Finance is delivered in China and Vietnam.
The report is available from Leeds Business School.