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

Upcoming Events in 2019 – 2020

18 October 2019

Harvard Centre Shanghai, China.

4th New Silk Road research seminar,
Harvard Centre Shanghai, China.

(On Invitation only)

13 – 15 May 2020

Hannover, Germany.

Dissemination Conference at Schloss Herrenhausen,
Hannover, Germany.

Past events and lectures

Date: 19 – 23 August 2019
Utrecht University
Keynote speakers: Prof. dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier, prof. dr. Chin lin Pang
Convenor: Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende
For more information, click here. Also, click here (pdf) to view the programme.


Date: 9 April 2019
Place: Tsinghua University Beijing
Keynote speakers: Prof. dr. Bill Kirby, prof. dr. Anthony Welch
Convenor: Dr. Zheping Xie
Powerpoints of various presentations are combined in this PDF. Click here to view the programme.


Date: 21 October 2018
Oxford University, St Edmund Hall
Prof. dr. Simon Marginson
Powerpoints of various presentations are combined in this PDF. Click here for the programme and audio registrations of this seminar.


Date: 26 June 2018
Place: Georg-August University Göttingen, Chinese Studies Department
Speakers:  Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende and prof. dr. Marcus Düwell
Convenor: Prof. dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier


Date: 29 May 2018
Place: WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Higher Education Management
Speaker: Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende, Lunch Talk (programme)
Convenor: Prof. dr. Barbara Schachermayer-Sporn


Date: 24 May 2018
Place: Amsterdam University College
Speaker: Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende
Lecture: The New Silk Road


A start seminar was organized on 19 March 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


The morning programme brought together UU scholars and international experts, with the aim to launch the research network as a platform for collaboration and exchange of relevant scholarly work, to explore contributions to the various areas of inquiry, to set out the path toward joint publications, and discuss opportunities for PhD training.


The afternoon programme was open to a wider audience. The closing remarks of the start seminar were made by Simon Marginson at Utrecht University on March 19, 2018. You can read them here (pdf).

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

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