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New partnership with East China Normal University

The University of Nottingham is pleased to announce a new partnership led by the School of Education with East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai.

In June 2023, Professor Volker Wedekind, Head of School of Education, Professor Lucy Cooker, Director of Global Engagement, Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr Yuwei Xu, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education visited   ECNU’s Faulty of Education, with funding from the University of Nottingham's International Research Collaboration Fund. 

In May 2024, the two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding which records the two universities’ plans to collaborate in staff/student mobility and research activities. This was followed by an exchange week with 19 staff and students from ECNU visiting the School of Education and participating in a week-long academic programme. The delegation was led by Professor Yaozong Hu, Head of Department of Educational Management at ECNU’s Faculty of Education.

The academic exchange week was organised by the School of Education and also supported by other colleagues across the university and included an introduction to City as Lab. Four local schools also hosted the delegates, exchanging knowledge on the education systems in both countries, especially focussing on mathematics education.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the academic exchange week, the feedback was highly positive. ECNU delegates really appreciated the atmosphere they felt while at the university and the School of Education -  friendly, supportive, collegial, and engaging, and were impressed by the research culture we demonstrated - strong, international, and nurturing.

 The delegation from University of Nottingham and East China Normal University signing a memorandum of understanding

Professor Robert Mokaya OBE, University of Nottingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement signing the Memorandum of Understanding with ECNU representatives

Staff and students from the East China Normal University are welcomed to the School of Education by Professor Howard Stevenson

Professor Howard Stevenson, Deputy Head of School of Education welcomes the ECNU delegation

Delegation of staff and students from East China Normal University visit the City of Lab

The ECNU delegates visit City as Lab

Delegates from East China Normal University visit University Park Campus

The ECNU group in front of the iconic University of Nottingham's Trent Building

Posted on Tuesday 18th June 2024

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