The New Silk Road

International research project on the New Silk Road’s implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe

The results of this project will be published as: Marijk C. van der Wende, William C. Kirby, Nian Cai LIU, Simon Marginson (eds.). China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities across Eurasia. Oxford University Press (2020).

This research project focuses on China’s rise in global higher education. It aims to explore the possible implications of the New Silk Road (or China’s One Belt One Road policy) for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe.

How will these new relationships affect European higher education and research? What types of academic flows and activities emerge along the New Silk Road? How do universities respond? Under which conditions are these activities taking place? Who defines these, and based on what values?

The project is carried out by an international consortium coordinated by Utrecht University’s Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe).

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