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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. 

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Cambridge-Beijing Forum

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related centres

Centre of China Energy Economics Research (CCEER), Xiamen University

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.

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China Baoshang Bank & Inner Mongolia Development Research Centre

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.

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China news & insights

West to East

State-directed capitalism rather than trade imbalance is the real US worry about China, Michael Kitson tells the Risk Summit of the Centre …

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Why “Chinese virus” is wrong

It’s scientifically incorrect to call COVID-19 the ‘Chinese Virus’ – so why do politicians do it? Read Dr Simon Taylor’s latest blog. …

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Dangers of de-globalisation

Worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to COVID-19, says Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management. There are worrying signs of a …

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Co-operation in Shenzhen

Peking University HSBC Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and Qianhai Administration Bureau sign memorandum of intent for a joint initiative on …

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Executive Education announcement in China

Peking University HSBC Business School and Executive Education at Cambridge Judge Business School together launch executive education programmes. Peking University HSBC Business …

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China Medical System (CMS) to invest up to £25 million to support early stage biotech firms in the UK with a Cambridge focus

CMS, a speciality pharmaceutical company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, has signalled its confidence in the UK biotech and life …

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China cost innovation

Unconventional organisational processes, not only lower-cost talent, have led to cost innovation among Chinese companies, says a new study co-authored by Peter …

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China and the new world order

Michael Kitson reflects on Trump taking centre-stage at the 2018 G20 summit and how China will dominate the new world order. By …

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Business lessons from China

A new Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management launches at Cambridge Judge Business School to study world-beating Chinese firms and what the West …

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Publishing prize

A book about Chinese telecoms company Huawei co-authored by Professor David De Cremer of Cambridge Judge wins book award in Russia. A …

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CJBS participated in the most recent forum, a gathering of about 1,000 influential political, business and academic leaders in Sanya, Hainan, China took place in December 2014.

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