• Education

    China’s International Scholarships: What’s Happening?

    China’s Minister for Education, Yuan Guiren, announced plans in July to more than double the number of scholarships available to foreign students “within a few years”. This will begin over the current school year, when scholarship investment will be at least RMB1.5bn, Zhang Xiuqin of the Ministry of Education’s department of international cooperation and exchange told the Global Times.

  • Education

    Back to School on Chinese IP

    Law schools in North America will soon be back in session, and I thought it would be a useful to do a roundup of academic programs on Chinese IP, focusing on programs for United States students.  Based on data and my own personal experience, the pipeline of talented young American law students who are interested in IP and speak Chinese remains thin, especially when compared to the rapid growth of interest in China-IP related activities. However, as this blog suggests, it is growing.

  • Education

    Is Creativity in China a Problem (问题)? Or a question (问题)?

    A key criticism and area identified for improvement both externally and also internally within China is the matter of promoting creativity in the Chinese Education System. In 2010, Premier Wen Jiabao said that: "Students don't only need knowledge; they have to learn how to act, to use their brains," Wen said "We must encourage students to think independently, freely express themselves, get them to believe in themselves, protect and stimulate their imagination and creativity."

  • Education

    An MBA in China

    Many misconceptions, apprehensions and perceived barriers about China continue to abound in the West, despite China’s now well established position as the number two economy in the world. These are further fuelled by a lack of basic appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture, society, ways of thinking and ways of doing.

  • Education

    The Science of Going East

    In 2007, when I told my friends that I am going to do my post-doc in the Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University in China, they thought I got the direction wrong. Back in the early 80's they would be probably less skeptical, as at that time the East was a popular direction among Polish scientists.