The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, marked by blue skies and gentle breezes, it is the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. As the full moon symbolizes unity in Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also a great time for China Centre to express gratitude for a bumper harvest as well as enjoy a reunion with friends though far away.
The University of Manchester China Centre is dedicated to bringing innovation to business, insight to institutions and creating an unforgettable experience to those who study with us. In the past one month, China Centre has brought the top quality international education concept to different cities in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Wuxi, Suzhou and Jiangxi province, and extended our distinctive world leading education ethos to a much wider audience by organizing In-house information session, marketing forum, social responsibility activity and company visits to strengthen our strategic partnership and collaborations with companies including AstraZeneca, NIO Automobile, Master Kong and TerraQuanta, etc. Besides, China Centre also maintained active interaction with our senior alumni and professionals from various industries to invite them sharing with our current or prospective students about their career transformation and industry insights.
On the day with the moon perfectly round and luminous, I wish you and your family a very happy Mid-Autumn festival!
China Centre Director
University Continues to Rise in Latest World Rankings
The University of Manchester is listed as the 33rd best institution in the world in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This is an improvement on last year’s ranking and is the institution's highest ever position. It also sees the University maintain its position as the 6th best in the UK.
The University of Manchester China Centre move forward Social Responsibility Agenda
This August, a newly initiated charitable connection with Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association helps to move forward UMW China Centre’s social responsibility agenda: the Centre joined the delegation to deliver 100,000RMB worth of clean and safe kitchen equipment and appliances to one of the poorest school in the region, the only school in the surrounding area and the highest rural school by altitude in Suichuan County, Jiangxi Province.
Global MBA Senior Alumni held 'Why MBA Matters' Panel in Beijing
On the afternoon of 10th August, Manchester Global MBA Beijing Alumni Roundtable Sharing Event was successfully held in Beijing. Four senior alumni in Beijing were invited to attend the panel. They shared their experiences and sentiments with our prospective students regarding to the changes in their life after joining in Manchester Global MBA programme, and how to overcome the anxiety in career and accelerate the advancement of professional life.
China Centre Senior Alumni Talk Series – The Future of Finance
In the afternoon of 17th August, the University of Manchester China Centre invited Manchester Global MBA senior alumnus Mr. Rex Gu (CFO, Maersk Line China) to deliver a speech with subject on "The Future of Finance". Together with Ms. Sophia Song (Senior VP, Banco Santander), both alumni shared their in-depth view with focusing on how technology transforms finance industry.
China Centre delivered In-house Global MBA Information Session in AstraZeneca Shanghai
On 27th August, China Centre delivered Manchester Global MBA Information Session in AstraZeneca Shanghai Office. Nearly 30 ambitious working professionals from AstraZeneca joined the session to learn detailed programme structure and key features of Global MBA. Mr. Vincent Xu, Associate BRM Director at AZ also shared his MBA learning experience with the audience as the alumni representative.
MFLEX CFO delivered Keynote Speech at UoM China Centre
On 29th August 2019, Mr. Ziyan Qian, CFO of MFLEX, famous author visited the University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre and delivered a keynote speech focusing on the career development and professional skills. Global MBA alumni and potential students for 2020 joined the interactive session with Mr. Qian to and learnt the mindset behind career ability to enhance their career growth.
China Centre Industrial Insights Networking in Wuxi – NIO Automobile
In the afternoon of 31st August, The University of Manchester China Center hosted Industrial Insights Networking in Wuxi together with the NIO House in Wuxi, to present an innovative business model of the new energy vehicle industry with alumni and potential students in Wuxi. Ms. Sharon Du, HR Director at AstraZeneca China Operations who is our senior alumni also delivered a short speech regarding her learning experience and how MBA equipped her with tools for career life.
Manchester Global MBA Career Development Workshop
In the evening of 5th September, The University of Manchester China Centre invited Dr. Stewart Desson, CEO of Lumina Learning to deliver Career Development Workshop focusing on how to engage and empower people in organization to embrace digital transformation.
China Centre Company Visit to Master Kong
Led by Centre Director Sherry Fu on 5th September, The University of Manchester China Centre organized a company visit to Master Kong. Mr. Aries Li, PR at Master Kong/Co-founder of University of Manchester China Centre Alumni Big Data and AI club hosted the event and guided our centre's alumni to visit Taste Pavilion, Go-to-market Innovation Centre, and Food Safety Centre.
China Centre Alumni Talk: DTC Brand Marketing
The University of Manchester China Centre invited two alumni speakers Aileen Wei and Scott Wu to deliver a speech regarding DTC Brand Marketing. Around 30 alumni attended this event to learn how to build your own brand in a DTC way, and the those successful DTC brands globally and domestically.
Keynote Speech in AmCham Suzhou - Supply Chain Performance and Maturity
In the afternoon of 11th September, Mr Tiger Qiao, DBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, who is also a supply chain operation expert, delivered a practice-oriented supply chain performance session in Suzhou for AmCham members.
Associate Vice-President was interviewed by Shanghai Daily
During his interview with Shanghai Daily, Mr. Alan Ferns shared his opinion on how UK universities compete in the face of new challenges from rapidly growing universities in the emerging world. He also enhanced that The University of Manchester is aiming to developing education partnership of equals globally.
Associate Vice-President was interviewed by Xinmin Evening News
Recently, Mr. Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation at the University of Manchester paid his visit in China. During his visit at the University of Manchester China Centre, Alan started the conversation with Shanghai Xinmin Evening News to share the insights of how UoM manages the reputation as world-class university. He also highlighted the importance of collaboration with China in the future.
Beijing Alumni were interviewed by Tencent.com
On the afternoon of 10th August , four senior alumni in Beijing were interviewed by Tencent.com to further share their experiences and sentiments regarding to the changes in their life after joining in Manchester Global MBA programme, and how to overcome the anxiety in career and accelerate the advancement of professional life.
GMBA Masterclass - Venture Capital and Private Equity
The University of Manchester China Centre is delighted to invite you join the Venture Capital and Private Equity workshop taster delivered on the evening of 30th September by Honorary Professor Peter Folkman from Alliance Manchester Business School. You are very welcomed to join the taster session at the China Centre, which will provide practitioner led view of venture capital and private equity, and its place in the successful operation of today's model of financialised capitalism.
GMBA Masterclass - Responsibility in Game Design
On the evening of 9th October, The University of Manchester China Centre is very delighted to host a Masterclass delivered by Patrick McNutt from Alliance Manchester Business School about the responsibility in game design. During the session, by using example and anecdotes, Patrick will apply Kantian ethics to business in designing a responsible platform with a winning strategy.
China Centre First Marketing Forum in Suzhou and Beijing
Following our recent co-host marketing sharing session which received positive feedback, the University of Manchester China Centre was proudly presenting Centres’ first Marketing Forum: The New Era of Marketing led by China Centre Director Sherry Fu, from 5th to 24th September, in 3 cities across China, including Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing.