Address at UNNC 10th Anniversary Launch

The following is my address given at the launch of 10th year anniversary celebrations at UNNC on Sunday 13th April 2014. President Jiang, Vice-Mayor Zhang, Deputy Consul General Forbes, Mme Xu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here in Ningbo to celebrate ten years of innovation, ten years of partnership, ten …

Visit to UNNC

I spent last week in China. Although I travel there every three months or so, I often only get a couple of days at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) because of University commitments in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere. Unusually, I had the whole week at UNNC. During my stay, I spoke at two …

The Global Financial Crisis and the Internationalisation of Higher Education

I am often asked about the impact of the global financial crisis on the internationalisation of higher education. Given Nottingham’s unique global footprint, that is not a surprise. As the sub-title of Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff’s outstanding book This Time is Different : Eight Centuries of Financial Folly suggests, financial crises are far from …

Visits to UNNC and UNMC

This month I have visited both the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). The proximate reason was our quarterly Board Meetings, but as always the visits involved much more besides.  In Ningbo we have now passed 5,000 students and the programmes on offer (undergraduate and postgraduate) become …

‘On Location’ in China and Malaysia

Last month, I spent some time at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). In one sense, this was a regular quarterly visit. There was however an additional dimension. For the second year running, I led a visit to the two Campuses for Council Members and friends of our …