The first ever UK-China Education Policy Week, organised by the British Council alongside government partners in China, starts on Monday 14 March in Beijing.
Nearly 100 education experts from the UK and China will meet for a series of dialogues and exchanges on the mutually agreed themes of excellence, employability, and entrepreneurship.
Taking place immediately after the Chinese National People’s Congress and the announcement of the Chinese government’s new (13th) Five-Year Plan, the discussions will build on progress made at the UK-China Education Summit in 2015 and inform the joint agenda for 2016 and beyond.
Covering a range of disciplines – higher education, vocational education, internationalisation, industry collaboration, and graduate employability – the UK-China Education Policy Week is expected to end with the announcement of the ‘Beijing Statement’ - shared principles for quality assurance in UK-China transnational education programmes, an area in which the UK and China are world-leading partners.
The UK-China Education Policy Week highlights the growing scope, depth and strength of the bilateral education partnership. It demonstrates both countries’ commitment to working together in growing that partnership and sets ambitions for win-win cooperation at the beginning of a golden era between the UK and China.