The Future of Higher Education in China

Prof William James, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Resources and Planning and Professor of Virology at the University of Oxford, discusses the future of higher education in the UK and China with Prof Youmin Xi, President of Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. Prof Xi begins by explaining what he wants to achieve in higher education and how technology has positively impacted the accessibility of higher education. With this step up in technological advancement, Prof Xi hopes universities will re-shape learning and education to add value back to studying at a university, with Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, looking at testing new education models. Prof Xi goes on to express the teaching techniques they employ at XJTLU to get the most out of their students.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 15:45
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14min
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Fusing Western and Chinese Educational Systems

Trio discussion between two professors and a student on how best to fuse the best of eastern and western educational methods and strategies. Prof Youmin Xi is President of Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou China, and discusses the topic with Prof Denis Noble, University of Oxford, and Michael Li, President of the Oxford Union. They interact over the relationship between the United Kingdom and China, and examine the stability, flexibility and economy of China. They also analyse how Prof Xi fuses the best of western and Chinese educational methods, the new directions of education at university level, and how curriculum design throughout the world should be changed to create both the specialists necessary for the increasingly silo-like nature of 21st century academia, as well as the generalists to bring it all back together again through increasing interdisciplinarity.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 15:30
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23min
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