For well over a century, the University of Cambridge has been enriched by its links with China. It was in 1888 that it established Britain’s first professorship of Chinese, kindling a spirit of intellectual cooperation that has grown ever brighter. All the while, the University’s profile within China has risen – thanks in part to eminent alumni such as Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, novelist Louis Cha and Olympic table-tennis champion Deng Yaping.
In 2014, the School established the China Advisory Council composed of a small number of leading figures from the public and private sectors in China who have a pre-existing connection with CJBS or the University of Cambridge. It advises the School on its future engagement in China – a very important area in terms of students, faculty, executive education and academic focus.
China Advisory Council
In 2014, the School established the China Advisory Council, composed of a small number of leading figures from the public and private sectors in China who have a pre-existing connection with Cambridge Judge Business School or the University of Cambridge.
Realising the ‘Chinese dream’ was at the heart of this unique event – The Cambridge-Beijing Forum, which brought the University of Cambridge to Beijing to host a forum on the role of private enterprise in transforming China’s economy on 25 March 2014.
Teaching entrepreneurship in China
The University of Cambridge and China Science & Merchants Capital Management have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic links and collaboration between the two institutions over the next few years. The collaboration was launched at the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Conference (GIEE) in Shaoshan, China, in September 2014. At the University of Cambridge, the collaboration will be overseen by Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Dr Jo Mills, Deputy Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge.
Executive MBA and China
For five consecutive years, the Cambridge Executive MBA (EMBA) has visited China for their International Business Study Trip (IBST), which is a core course of the EMBA programme. Each year the class has met with local business leaders and government officials in China, and has visited domestic and international organisations to understand first-hand the varied responses to globalisation. As a result, the Cambridge EMBA has forged strong links with China and regularly attracts candidates, particularly those with an interest in entrepreneurship.
In 2013 CJBS secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the purpose of PhD partnering between EPRG and the CCEER at Xiamen University, which is one of the leading centres for energy economics in China. The School intends to build up a more substantial collaboration to allow for regular student (and faculty) visits with the potential for EPRG researchers to spend time in China and for joint academic conferences. Dr Xiaoping He, who is an assistant professor at Xiamen, has been visiting CJBS this past year.
Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education collaborated with China Baoshang Bank and the Inner Mongolia Development Research Centre to deliver the ‘Summit on the Regional Economy Development: Innovations in the Private Sector and Cultural Heritage.’ The summit took place in July 2013 in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia.