Cambridge Delegation Visits PHBS and Shenzhen’s Qianhai New District
2019-09-06 11:45:19
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Sir Mark Welland, deputy vice-chancellor of University of Cambridge, visited Peking University HSBC Business School on September 4, accompanied by Christopher Loch, director of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). Sir Welland and PHBS Dean Hai Wen discussed future cooperation between the schools. Earlier this year, Peking University and Cambridge signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly advance collaboration in such fields as archeology, earth sciences, philosophy, and business education. 
PHBS representatives and Cambridge delegation meet for discussion
Dean Hai provided a detailed introduction on PHBS, ranging from its curriculum design, faculty team, international cooperation, and the UK campus. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Welland voiced interest in the school’s faculty recruitment, students’ training, and the UK campus, and said he looked forward to further in-depth cooperation with PKU, especially between the two business schools. CJBS is consistently ranked as one of the world's top business schools, with its MBA program ranked among the top in the world by Bloomberg, the Financial Times, US News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine.
 Meeting with Mayor Chen Rugui
The discussion was followed by a meeting with Chen Rugui, mayor of Shenzhen. Mayor Chen discussed Shenzhen’s rapid development, innovative vitality and new opportunities. He said that future PKU-Cambridge cooperation in Shenzhen holds enormous potential and Shenzhen remains supportive in terms of facilities, and other amenities. 
 A tour in Qianhai Exhibition Center 
Later, the delegation visited the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone ( also known as Qianhai New District), which focuses on finance, modern logistics, information and technology services, and other professional offerings. During the tour, Du Peng, director of the Qianhai Administration Bureau, briefed the delegation on Qianhai’s blueprint, including its transportation planning, industrial development, and favorable policies for higher-education cooperation. Sir Welland was interested in Qianhai’s role as transportation hub, service center, and its demand for international education and professional training.

By Annie Jin 
Edited by Priscilla Young