LJMU was runner-up in the Education Links Category at the Greater China Awards, awarded by the Department for International Trade (DIT) North West recently.
The Award recognises LJMU’s commitment to establishing ‘win-win’ collaborations with Chinese partners in this Sino-UK Golden Era 2.0. The judges noted the University’s Shanghai Delta engagement strategy, saying that ‘it has a very clear geographical focus that is now beginning to bear fruit’ and that LJMU has ‘recognized and adapted to a changing market to ensure growth and future success’.
Dr Edward Harcourt, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) comments: “I’m delighted that our strategy has been recognised by the Greater China Awards. This recognition comes quickly on the heels of the Chinese Ministry of Education authorising our first dual degree in China, a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, starting in 2018 and jointly delivered with Changshu Institute of Technology.”
Dr Harcourt continues: “The University’s relationships in Shanghai go back over 10 years, to the founding of the Sino-British College. For the past six years, we have also sponsored the John Moores Painting Prize (China) and hosted the winning artists in the Liverpool School of Art and Design.
“Since appointing Dr Julia Wang, a graduate of our Liverpool Business School, as Head of China Engagement, we have developed a set of links to municipal universities over the past 18 months in the Shanghai Delta that now provide opportunities for all academic schools at LJMU to develop strategic partnerships in China.”
The Greater China Awards are open to any companies or organisations in the North West of England who have made a significant contribution to developing business or collaborative innovation/partnership with mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or Taiwan during 2017. This may include bilateral trade or investment, education or community sectors.