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Faculty and Student Support

The Office of China Initiatives will work with UK Confucius Institute to provide the following support and services to UK faculty and students:

  • Sponsor academic activities on UK campus such as academic conferences,  speaker series, exhibitions and so on
  • Provide China-related programming and resources for the programming
  • Connects UK Faculty with scholars in Chinese institutions to facilitate collaborative research and provides information about the research fields and contact information of Chinese faculty in each of our China Partner institutions
  • Identify grant opportunities for faculty
  • Identify research related grant opportunities offered by the Chinese government, through partnerships with organizations such as the Beijing Institutes of Life Science (BIOLS)
  • Identify and recommend UK graduates who are interested in employment in Chinese universities
  • Identify Hanban sponsored grant opportunities for faculty
  • Identify Hanban scholarship for students
  • Identify opportunities and facilitate UK faculty teaching in China
  • Help international visitors and students to fully participate in the intellectual life of the campus
  • Educate faculty on how to better meet the needs of Chinese students to ensure their success
  • Support Asia Center programming related to China. 

The Office of China Initiatives will work with UK Education Abroad to:

  • Provide China –related information for faculty who wish to explore EA’s faculty-led program in China
  • Assist faculty to establish connections with Chinese universities and institutions to implement faculty-led EA programs
  • Organize effective orientation programs for all UK faculty and students traveling to China for academic purpose
  • Identify scholarship opportunity for students
  • Support faculty and students while they are in China
  • Build an Education Abroad alumni database. 

The Office of China Initiatives will work with UK International Student and Scholar Services to:

  • Assist in orienting the increasing number of Chinese students coming the UK campus
  • Organize activities that build and increase Chinese students’ interactions with other international students and UK’s domestic students.