Collaborative Innovation: UK-China Higher Education Forum

Tuesday 10 December 2013 - 00:00 Biocity, Nottingham

Collaborative Innovation: UK-China Higher Education Forum

Co-hosted by the University of Nottingham, British Council and the UK Higher Education International Unit, the forum brings together UK leaders of the higher education sector, industry and government departments to join the debate with 21 senior leaders from Chinese Universities, across North East, North, Central, Eastern Southern, South West and North West regions in China. This is the fourth time that British Council hosts the UK-China Higher Education Forum following the success of the previous three at Derby, York and Cardiff respectively in the past years. This event is free of charge.

Speakers: 

Tom Saunders from NESTA

Event aims and objectives: 

China’s innovation system is advancing so rapidly in multiple directions that the UK needs to develop a more ambitious and tailored strategy, able to maximise opportunities and minimise risks across the diversity of its innovation links to China.

The forum aims at providing a platform for university leaders, managers and industry/government representatives to discuss how to engage with each other for mutual benefit and how to contribute to the discussions to forge an innovation model of China-UK collaboration in research and innovation, including:

  • how to develop more sophisticated methods and metrics for identifying China-UK innovation opportunities and for evaluating impact
  • how to boost UK’s presence and capacity in China to coordinate innovation and collaboration for the greatest economic and social impact.

Contacts: 

For further information, please contact Zhao Li, Education Manager, British Council Beijing

T: +86 (10) 65906903 ext. 221

E: zhao.li@britishcouncil.org.cn

Who should attend: 

University senior leaders and managers

University heads of International office 

Representatives from government and industry