The 40 years of cooperation in education between China and the US: Reflection and Prospect

Time:  October 18 13:30-18 17:00,2018

Since January 1, 1979, when China and the United States established diplomatic relations, China and the United States have become the two largest economies in the world today, After 40 years' cooperation, the US and China have achieved fruitful results in foreign affairs, economy, education, science and technology, culture and so on. The cooperation between the two nations has been anything but static; it has been highly dynamic in most areas with the scope of cooperation as well as the depth of cooperation increasing steadily over the past four decades.  This is especially true in the field of higher education.  More students and scholars are moving between the two countries than ever before and many new models of collaboration have emerged. Fortunately, the simplicity of the early years has given way to many new and exciting opportunities, including Three joint venture universities, numerous joint degree programs, innovative 3+2 and 2+2 programs, collaborative research platforms became the foundation of comprehensive Sino-US education cooperation modelHowever, the development of the Sino-US higher education cooperation has brought out a wide range of new challenges. Despite the current disagreements in trade between the two sides, the initial purpose of promoting Sino-US higher education in the "new era" of international cooperation and development will remain unshaken.


The seminar will conduct a full stock-taking of the bilateral relationship in higher education so that we can address endemic problems regarding student exchanges and study abroad, revitalize and adjust various elements of our scholarly exchanges, and anticipate any new issues that might arise the coming years.


The seminar is co-sponsored by the China Education Association for International Exchange and Duke Kunshan University.

Agenda October 18, 2018

Time Content Theme
13:30 --13:50 Remarks Welcoming remarks

Speakers: Ms. Shen Xuesong, Deputy Secretary General of China Education Association of International Exchange

13:50 --14:10 Keynote Speech Review of Sino-US education cooperation

Speaker: Mr. Chen Dali, Director of Division of American and Oceanian affairs, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education of China

14:10 --14:30 Keynote Speech Success and challenges of Sino-US institutional cooperation in higher education

Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Loree, Deputy Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in China

14:30 --14:50 Keynote Speech Experiences of Sino-US joint venture universities: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Dr. Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

14:50 --15:10 Tea Break Tea Break
15:10 --16:00 Panel Discussion Panel discussion: Viewing the situation of Chinese students & scholars in US universities:


   Dr. Karin Fischer, Research Associate,    Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, journalist of Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Paul Turner, Regional Director for East Asia, Institute of International Education, Beijing

     Jessica Sandberg, Dean of Enrollment at Duke Kunshan University, and former Director at Temple University for international student recruitment

16:00 --16:50 Panel Discussion Views from American students and visiting scholars in China


     Professor Liu Baocun, Director of the Institute of International and Comparative Education (IICE) Beijing Normal University  

    Professor Sun Wen, Deputy Director of The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies

     Dr. Gerard Postiglione, Honorary Professor at University of Hong Kong

Dr. Minking Chyu, Dean, Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute


16:50 --17:00 Summary Concluding remarks

Speaker: Prof. Yuan Ming