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RDCY Forum: The World of Universities in the 21st Century, Race for Leadership in Higher Education


Reflecting a desire to better implement the Central Committee and State Council’s key strategic decision to construct world-class universities as well as disciplines, higher education in China entered a new era with the promulgation on September 21st 2017 of the list of world-class universities and disciplines. With increases in China’s overall strength and world status, its universities are increasingly competitive in international higher education, with global attention increasingly focused on Chinese educational development. At the same time, a number of seeking questions have arisen for consideration. Will its higher education be commensurate with its economic clout? In the increasingly fierce competition for global talent, what will it take for universities to come out on top? Who will assume global leadership in 21st-century education? With these questions in mind, Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) invites Professor William Kirby from Harvard to share his thoughts on the future of educational leadership for universities. This seminar draws on case studies from German, American and Chinese universities.

Time: 14:30-16:00 Monday, January 15th 2018

Venue: Conference Room 602, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, Wenhua Building (6th Floor), No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing

Working Language:English

Keynote Speaker:William C. Kirby

William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He serves as Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Chairman of the Harvard China Fund. He also sits on the Council of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China(RDCY).

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