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Regional Insights: Connecting with China now and for the future

  • How do UK universities build secure and trusted research partnerships in China?
  • What are the key updates for institutions to learn about in the China market?
  • How can your institution balance student recruitment and partnership diversification?

In this IC Café, our expert speakers will discuss the current recruitment and partnership landscape, emerging trends, building trusted research partners, engaging with partners, market diversification, transnational education and more – all in the context of China.

If China is one of your strategic markets, is a market you are wanting to continue building, or you are responsible for managing China or South East Asia, this IC Café is for you. Do invite your colleagues, so they can benefit from knowledge sharing and networking in this key market.

IC Global Café 31.10.2023

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2023

Time: 11am (UK time)

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Our expert speakers

Dr Alexis Brown

Alexis is Head of Global Insights at the British Council. Prior to that she was Director of Policy at HEPI, where she published on research security and overseas R&D investment, and a Policy Manager at the Russell Group, where she managed a portfolio of policy issues related to higher education and financial sustainability.

Leina Shi

Leina is the Director Education for the British Council, China. Before taking up her current role in 2021, she had worked in the UK higher education for 20 years.

Leina leads the development and implementation of the British Council’s Education Strategy across complex partnerships, programmes, and contracts across mixed funding streams and business models across China and East Asia.

She has extensive experience in international higher education, strategy development and transnational education project development and management experience with a strong track record of full execution of large and complex projects and programmes globally. An experienced leader in the UK Higher Education, Leina held senior roles as the institutional leads on developing, communicating, and implementing Universities’ International Strategies.

Passionate about cultivating talents and developing people, she is a qualified executive coach from Henley Business School and she has an MBA in Higher Education Management from the UCL Institute of Education.