Following an unforgettable 2020, this year starts with complexity and uncertainty. However, we are very pleased to see that the pandemic has been effectively controlled with the advent of spring and the unremitting efforts of people all around the world.
In February, two cutting-edge online / blended-learning master's courses set sail in China Centre this spring. China Centre welcomed its first cohorts from our MSc International Fashion Marketing and MA Educational Leadership in Practice, featuring spectacular field trips & conferences respectively.
As Earth Day has just passed, I am extremely proud to share a piece of inspiring news: The University of Manchester has been ranked 1st globally in THE 2021 World University Impact Rankings! We topped the table of more than 1,200 universities from around the world on action taken towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Social responsibility has always been one of the key strategic goals of The University of Manchester. To implement this goal, over the last two months, our Centre launched a series of CSR events that focused on dynamic and cutting-edge social topics, such as carbon neutralization, environmental protection, medical care, and intangible cultural heritage.
Moreover, QS just released the 2021 World's Best Online MBA Ranking on 21st April. Alliance Manchester Business School Online MBA continued to lead the world, ranking 5th globally.
As a Chinese proverb goes, "The plan for a year lies in the spring; a life of success lies in diligence". During the upcoming International Labour Day, The University of Manchester China Centre wishes all friends who are dedicated at work a happy holiday and fruitful life!
China Centre Director
The University of Manchester ranked 1st globally in THE World University Impact Rankings
The University of Manchester (UoM) has been named the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, released on Wednesday, 21 April. The University topped the table of more than 1,200 universities from around the world on action taken towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Global MBA ranked 5th in the world
Alliance Manchester Business School’s Global MBA has been ranked by global business school analyst QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as 3rd in the UK and 5th in the world.
With students increasingly turning to the online MBA as a more flexible, cost-effective method of furthering their career development goals, and with an increasing number of accredited schools adding an online MBA option, QS’s list offers independent comparative insight on provider quality. The 2021 Table is the largest yet, ranking the world’s top 57 online MBA programmes.
The University of Manchester China Centre Arts & Culture Study Programme kicked off in Shanghai
On 17th April 2021, hosted by The University of Manchester China Centre, the inauguration ceremony of Magnificent Culture (Mculture) The University of Manchester China Centre Arts & Culture Study Programme, was successfully held in Shanghai. The theme of the first session was 'The Art of Ming-style Furniture of Hardwood', during which students got involved in a series of immersive activities, enjoyed a keynote speech, undertook a curator-guided museum tour, learnt masterpiece appreciation and experienced handicraft.
UoM China Centre visited alumni company "Station B"
On 28th April, our alumni delegation led by China Centre Director Sherry Fu visited alumni company Bilibili to learn about generation Z (estimated at around 2.6 billion people in China) and their sense of social responsibility. Created on June 26, 2009, Bilibili is now a cultural community and video platform for China's younger generation, which is affectionately known to fans as "Station B."
UoM China Centre visited alumni company Good Group
At the recent U.N. General Assembly, many in the consumer industry were heartened by China's climate change goals for 2030 and 2060 while "green recovery" has become the hottest keyword in many global discussions since the outbreak. To build around this subject, an alumni delegation led by University of Manchester China Centre Director Sherry Fu visited alumni company Good Group on 8th April 2021.
UoM China Centre welcomed the first MA Education Leadership in Practice cohort in Asia
From 27th March to 29th March 2021, The University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre welcomed the students of MA Educational Leadership in Practice first Asia Cohort with a blended welcome event and 3-day conference, which marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for 23 professionals from educational sectors.
MSc International Fashion Marketing launched at UoM China Centre
From 28th February to 2nd March 2021, a welcome event and the first fieldtrip of the MSc International Fashion Marketing (IFM) online and blended learning course were hosted at The University of Manchester China Centre. As the first online and blended learning course launched by The University of Manchester Worldwide, with a cohort out of the UK, the MSc IFM marks another significant milestone for The University of Manchester China Centre.
Manchester Global MBA Alumni Industrial Insight in Fuzhou China’s Real Estate in Changes: New Trends and Investment Opportunities
In the afternoon of 15th May, The University of Manchester China Centre will invite Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA alumna Ms. Wei Huang, to share industrial insight with topic on China's Real Estate in Changes: New Trends and Investment Opportunities. As the Senior Financial Manager at Tahoe, Ms. Wei has rich experience in leading the financial planning and controlling team to continuously monitor the domestic real estate market fluctuations, improve the efficiency of funds and generate tailor-made financial advice.
Sharing Session: Oxford Notes by Prof. Lifen Zhang
On 16th May, The University of Manchester China Centre is delighted to invite Professor Lifen Zhang to share the thoughts in his newly published book Oxford Notes. Graduated from Fudan University and got a Ph.D. from University of Leicester, Professor Zhang now serves as the professor and doctoral tutor of School of Journalism, Fudan University. Professor Zhang has also served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Financial Times, Founding Editor-in-Chief of FT Chinese Network, Founding Editor-in-Chief of FT Rui Magazine, FT Correspondent in China, Senior BBC Correspondent, Senior Producer, and Senior Trainer.
[Online] UoM China Centre Alumni Forum - The Collision of Inamori Kazuo's Philosophy and Western Management
On 20th May, UoM China centre will invite Ms. Yu Ye to give us a keynote speech. Ms. Ye has a deep understanding of the philosophy of Inamori Kazuo, the operation of Amiba, and Japanese corporate culture. Three University of Manchester‘s alumni, Dr. Weixu Ding, Mr. Jianhua Mao, and the host Ms. Tracy, will participate in the discussion to find ways to better adapt to the VUCA era by comparing the differences and strengths of Inamori Kazuo's philosophy with Western management methods.
Manchester Global MBA Alumni Panel in Beijing
Join us on 29th May afternoon for our upcoming Global MBA alumni panel in Beijing, hosted by Ms. Sherry Fu, Uom China Centre Director, and our recruitment team. Hear first-hand information from a panel of our Global MBA alumni about their reasons for choosing this programme, their study experience and how coming their career with part-time MBA study helped leverage their personal and professional development.
Online Webinar : MSc International Fashion Marketing- Invest in your future
In the evening of Tuesday 27th April 2021, Dr. Delia Vazquez，Course Director of the online, blended MSc International Fashion Marketing, provided an in-depth insight into this course and highlighted its strengths in terms of employability and how it can help the students take their career to the next step.
Manchester Global MBA Finance Talk: ABCD in Finance
On the evening of 14th April, Dr. Xiaoming Ding, an Associate Professor of Finance, brought us with cutting-edge knowledge about AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data in Finance (ABCD in Finance).
Senior Alumni Industry Talk Afternoon Tea : How to build an effective communication with your consumers
In the afternoon of 10th April, The University of Manchester China Centre held an Alumni Talk and Industrial Insights in Shanghai. During the event, Manchester Global MBA senior alumni, Andrew Poon, Senior Partner at Digital Force, and Ming Lin, Senior brand marketing consultant, delivered speeches to provide an in-depth understanding of how to build an effective communication with consumers to keep a company’s competitive power, by applying the latest practical cases in general business and fashion industry.
Senior Alumni Industry Talk Afternoon Tea : How to select skin care products under the wave of e-commerce?
In the afternoon of 28th March, The University of Manchester China Centre invited Ms. Lianlian Wu, current student of MSc International Fashion Marketing course and the senior skin care professional, to China Centre and shared her thoughts and experience on “how to select skin care products under the wave of e-commerce”.
Manchester Global MBA Senior Alumni Masterclass Negotiations Strategy : Ultimatum Game
In the afternoon of 27th March, our Global MBA alumnus Mr. Xiaohu (Tiger) Qiao (Doctoral Candidate of DBA programme in Alliance Manchester Business School) came to the UoM China Centre and brought us a fantastic negotiation simulation course. Mr. Qiao negotiated tremendous business cases with Asia suppliers, and he holds two negotiation certifications: Negotiating Mastery in HBS and Strategic Negotiator in Yale.
Manchester Global MBA Senior Alumni Masterclass : Precision Medicine and Artificial Intelligence, Transform the Future of Healthcare
In the afternoon of 27th February, The University of Manchester China Centre invited Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA alumnus Dr. Jian Li, to share industrial insight with topic on Precision Medicine and Artificial Intelligence, Transform the Future of Healthcare. As the Head of Health & Life Science Business, Intel (China), Dr. Jian Li has rich experience in solution incubation, strategic marketing, new product development and open innovation at health and life science industry.
[Online Masterclass] Dialogue with MBA Director: Interdependence and Competitive Strategy
On the evening of 16th Feb., Mr. Xavier Duran, MBA Director of Alliance MBS gave us an interactive webinar. The keynote presentation focused on interdependence and competitive strategy, which Xavier teaches on the Manchester Global Part-time MBA programme. It introduced participants to intuitive insights that game theory and the economics discipline can provide to better understand interdependence and their role in competitive strategy.