International research project on the New Silk Road's implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe
Media Coverage of the New Silk Road project
- University World News, 19 November 2021, EU sets conditions for joint high-end research with China
- Times Higher Education, 8 November 2021, Western academics warn against ‘Cold War’ attitude on China
- Nature Index, 27 May 2021, Silk Road becomes the one less travelled as China lures science talent home
- Times Higher Education, 9 November 2020, Biden presidency tipped to aid US-China academic cooperation
- Times Higher Education, 6 November 2020, Chinese research links with eastern Europe ‘growing rapidly’
- Science | Business, 15 October 2020, Universities wrestle with question of how open to be with China
- Times Higher Education, 6 October 2020, Tsinghua’s ‘global first-class’ status is just the beginning of China’s ambition
- Times Higher Education, 2 September 2020, THE World University Rankings 2021: results announced
- Times Higher Education, 25 August 2020, US universities reject Trump call to divest from China
- Research Europe, 4 June 2020, China links ‘will become more political’
- University World News, 20 May 2020, China pivot towards Europe in HE, research ties expected
- University World News, 16 November 2019, How should universities respond to the new Cold War?
- University World News, 1 October 2019, China’s higher education system – 70 years of evolution
- University World News, 30 July 2019, No US or China higher education winners in trade wars (pdf)
- University World News, 22 June 2019, Will US-China trade war hinder Europe-China HE links
- Times Higher Education, 11 June 2019, China belts up for the road to internationalisation
- University World News, 13 April 2019, New Silk Road opportunities are high on EU and HE agenda
- Times Higher Education, 14 February 2019, Will China be the new centre of gravity in world of research? (pdf)
- The World University Rankings, 8 November 2018, Western universities urged to rethink Chinese military ties (pdf)
- University World News, 4 October 2018, Can Silk Road HE partnerships fill ‘vacuum’ left by the US?
- University World News, 5 October 2018 EU data laws puts China research collaborations at risk
- Times Higher Education, October 2018 European scholars warned against sharing research data with China
- Dépèche AEF, 24 April 2018, Les nouvelles routes de la soie chinoises peuvent-elles remodeler la géopolitique mondiale de l’enseignement supérieur? (pdf)
- University World News, 23 March 2018,
One Belt One Road towards a China-led Higher education area?
- DUB, 23 March 2018 (in Dutch), Samenwerken met China, kan dat wel ?
- University World News, 16 December 2017, Will this be a Chinese century in higher education?
2 August 2020
Prof. Dr. William Kirby (Harvard University)
Conducted by The Forum for the Future of Higher Education.
Questions: Where is the relationship between the US and China right now? (00:30–02:31) What has the pandemic done to all these structural concerns that you have already said are underlying this relationship, add to that a global pandemic that starts in China? (02:44–04:30) Because of the nature of the relationship between the US and China, and our inability to cooperate around this pandemic, have people died because of this? (05:09–06:36) What are the measures that went into effect as at the beginning of June was a ban on specific types of graduate students coming from China to study in the US on J1 and F1 visas? Is there going to be an effect that we can measure in the future from what happens when we keep some of their top talent out? (07:00–08:09) What is the ripple effect of fewer Chinese students coming to college campuses in the US in financial terms, especially at a time when it seems that there are so many colleges kind of in the bubble due to the pandemic that might not be able to survive another 18 month? (08:50–11:32) How long do [the US] remain the destination of choice? (11:50–13:47) Have you ever made a speech [in China] and tried to do the George Carlin (1937–2008) greatest hits and all the words you cannot say by saying all the seven things that the university should be talking about to become great universities? (14:00–14:56) How does China internally balance these things out? It wants to be this global leader, but at the same time maintains such strict controls that most of the rest of the world would find repressive. (15:46–17:30) Does the Chinese regime want another four years of president Trump? (17:37–19:52)