WU Vienna Lecture
“The New Silk Road: implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe”
The New Silk Road: implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe
Date: 25 November 2019, Institute for Higher Education Management (D5)
Speaker: Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Recent geopolitical events such as Brexit and the US turning its back on international trade and cooperation create waves of uncertainty in higher education regarding international cooperation, the free movement of students, academics, scientific knowledge, and ideas. Meanwhile China is launching new global initiatives with its New Silk Road (or One Belt One Road) project, which could potentially span and integrate major parts of the world across the Euro-Asian continents. But likely on new and different conditions, also for higher education.