Department of Education

Inaugural lecture - China and the rise of the East: the role of globalised higher education

Thu May 11 16:15:00 BST 2017

Time: 16.45-17.45
Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6

Speaker: Professor Catherine Montgomery

 
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This inaugural lecture will be presented by Professor Catherine Montgomery

 

Abstract

China and its East Asian neighbours have become increasingly influential and relationships between and across East Asia are both finely balanced and of huge strategic significance. Higher education systems and institutions worldwide are part of this complex global rebalancing and China’s policy, partnerships and investment in higher education are an integral part of the country’s developing reach. Looking at China’s expansion and development of higher education shows that its strategy for its universities has gone beyond the concept of ‘soft power’, becoming part of their huge global investment in key countries such as Malaysia, Pakistan and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, conflicts persist in East Asia and globally, between the development of an elite higher education system and the social purpose of universities, including the need for equal access for disadvantaged and geographically remote communities.

This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Chancellors' Building Level 2 foyer form 17.45

Attend this inaugural lecture

If you wish to attend this lecture and/or the drinks reception, please contact Rebecca Wise, r.wise@bath.ac.uk  by Monday 1 May - Limited tickets are available.