China's One Belt One Road Initiative: Developing International Talents on the Periphery

C02 Business School South, Jubilee Campus
Thursday 2nd November 2017 (12:00-14:00)
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This is a Centre for International Education Research Seminar 

Presented by Professor Bob Adamson, The Education University of Hong Kong

China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy is designed to spread its economic and political influence across South, Central and Southeast Asia. To support the initiative, China has identified the need for education sectors to develop international talents, who would require international perspectives, relevant language skills and intercultural competence. 

This presentation analyses the opportunities and challenges that OBOR generates for two different players on the periphery of mainstream education in China: a transnational higher education institution, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, and the education system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The opportunities stem from the presence of both on Chinese soil and their capacity to provide the requisite perspectives, skills and competence for international talents, while their peripheral position presents a number of strategic challenges.

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University of Nottingham
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