Director's Message
 

When the Chinese New Year is approaching, we will somehow get nostalgic. Regardless of whether the previous year was beautiful or not, a New Year is always the hope of a new phase of life!

 

2020 was an unforgettable year of uncertainty, but what we can firmly believe is The University of Manchester’s current rankings place us among the world’s best universities. Before we usher the beginning of 2021, two pieces of powerful ranking news: Alliance Manchester Business School MBA ranked 4th in the UK and 30th globally by Financial Times, and The University of Manchester ranked 23rd most international universities, which absolutely filled our students, alumni, professors and staffs with enthusiasm. Also, UoM China Centre has again been recognized by the Chinese education community and won The Best Education of China Award. The welcome event for our Global MBA January 2021 intake was successfully held at our brand new site, which made me extremely proud of our MBAs, especially those courageous and future-looking leaders committed to studying even when challenges seem significant in the pandemic. We are also very much looking forward to welcoming our first Asia cohort of MSc International Fashion Marketing programme and MA Educational Leadership in Practice programme in this February.

 

The University of Manchester China Centre wishes you and your family all the blessings in the Year of the OX, and may the New Year of 2021 bring you with warmth, love and light to guide your path to a positive destination!

 

Sherry Fu

China Centre Director


THE Ranking | UoM Ranked 23rd Most International Universities
 

Recently, Times Higher Education (THE) released the latest rankings for “Most international universities in the world 2021”. The University of Manchester has moved up two places in the THE ranking of the most international universities in the world. It now sits at 23rd in the world, out of 172. This implies the University has a high proportion of international students and staff, collaborate on research with scholars from across the world. and have a strong global reputation to match. 


Financial Times MBA Ranking | Manchester MBA Ranked 4th in the UK and 30th Globally
 

The Financial Times has today ranked Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) 4th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world in its annual ranking of the world’s best MBAs. According to FT Global MBA Ranking 2021, Manchester Global MBA programme has an outstanding performance in terms of alumni career progress. Compared to last year, we have an increase of 3002 US Dollars in annual salary and we are ranked 20 places higher in career progress, now sits at 11 globally; 88% of the alumni think Manchester Global MBA has fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for doing an MBA. 


UoM China Centre Won The Best Education of China Award
 

On 13th January, 2021, the 9th Best Education of China Award Ceremony with the theme of "Reconstructing the Educational Ecology and Drawing a Blueprint for the Future" was held in Beijing. This ceremony was hosted by China Internet News Center (China Net), where hundreds of educational institutions compete to participate´╝îleading educators in China were invited to the ceremony including Zhang Tianbao, former Vice Minister of Educationformer Education, Zhang Li, former Director of Development Research Center of the Ministry of Education, Wang Wenzhan , former National Inspector-General of Ministry of Education, former Director of the Department of Basic Education, Wang Xiaohui, Editor in Chief of China Internet News Center.


UoM China Centre Strengthens Sino-Foreign Cultural Engagement
 

On 9th January 2021, hosted by University of Manchester China Centre (China Centre), Magnificent Culture (Mculture) Culture Sharing Salon was held at Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building. More than 20 University of Manchester alumni immersed themselves in this half-day of cultural feast through a guided museum tour, keynote speeches by renowned artists and a panel discussion on the topic of overseas returned younger generation's aesthetic concepts and cultural vision.


UoM China Centre Welcomed January 2021 Intake of Global MBA
 

On the evening of 19th January 2021, the welcome event for Manchester Global MBA January 2021 intake students was successfully held at the brand new site of the University of Manchester China Centre. 2020 is undoubtedly the perfect interpretation of the VUCA era, what capabilities are required so as to be a qualified future business leader with global perspectives? For sure, these professional elites will find their answers during the study with us.


Manchester Global MBA Masterclass Webinar - Interdependence and Competitive Strategy
MBA Director Mr. Xavier Duran, Alliance Manchester Business School
 

On the evening of 16th Feb., join the dialogue with Xavier Duran, MBA Director of Alliance MBS for an interactive webinar. The keynote presentation will focus on Interdependence and Competitive Strategy, which Xavier teaches on the Manchester Global Part-time MBA programme. It will introduce participants to intuitive insights that game theory and the economics discipline can provide to better understand interdependence and their role in competitive strategy. The focus will be on practical application to the real business world.


MA Educational Leadership in Practice Course Online Induction
 

The University of Manchester will host Online Induction for our first Asian Cohort of MA Educational Leadership in Practice course on 18th February. The Course Director Dr. Alexander Gardner-Mctaggart will work together with our Student Support team to welcome our new students and colleagues to the course, and provide them with information that they will need to know before the start of the study journey.


MSc International Fashion Marketing Course Online Induction
 

The University of Manchester will host Online Induction for our first cohort of MSc International Fashion Marketing course on 19th February. The Programme Director will work together with our Student Support team to welcome our new students and colleagues to the course, and provide them with information that they will need to know before the start of the course.


Manchester Global MBA Senior Alumni Masterclass - Precision Medicine and Artificial Intelligence, Transform the Future of Healthcare
Dr. Jian Li, Manchester Global MBA July 2011 intake
 

In the afternoon of 27th Feb., The University of Manchester China Centre invited AMBS 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.


MSc International Fashion Marketing Course Field Trip
 

From 28th February to 2nd March, our first cohort of MSc International Fashion Marketing will have the chance to experience how the global fashion industry operates in different geographic regions as well as network with the fellow students during the field trip in Shanghai. There will be visits to luxury flagship stores, iconic shopping malls, famous concept stores and fashion trade fairs to understand more about the opportunities and challenges of the industry. Students will be taken on tours of key fashion and luxury retail and business districts and benefit from behind-the-scenes talks from industry executives. Through this they will build their commercial awareness, gain a greater understanding of the changing fashion culture and understand how fashion marketing practice is unique in different parts of the world.


MA Educational Leadership in Practice Conference
 

From 27th March to 29th March, our first Asian cohort of MA Educational in Practice will take advantage of valuable networking opportunities and learn from industry peers, experts and academics during the three-day course conferences in Shanghai. At these course conferences they will undertake practical activities based on their units in small multinational groups. This blended learning approach offers a balance between strategic focus, theoretical foundations and practical applications that will apply directly to your workplace.