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Professor Ngaire Woods visits Peking University

APR . 07 2017

Peking University March 26, 2017: On March 21, Professor Ngaire Woods came to  Peking University at the invitation of PKU School of Government. Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economics Governance at the University of Oxford. PKU President Lin Jianhua, along with Vice President Li Yansong, Professor Wang Puqu of Research Institute of State Governance met with Dean Woods.

Lin Jianhua and Li Yansong meet Ngaire Woods

President Lin Jianhua gave a warm welcome to Dean Woods. He points out that Peking University has had good academic communication with Oxford for many years. He mentions that Peking University has been making progress in some fields of study, including the political science and public administration, and advancing the reform and development of teaching method at the same time.

Dean woods introduces some information about Blavatnik School of Government. She says Blavatnik School is a global school of public policy founded in 2010. Till now, it has admitted 120 students from all around the world. And it offers a wide range of courses including Human science, Social science, applied science, health, finance and so on. Deans woods looks forward to further cooperation with Peking University on academic communication.

Dean Woods then visited PKU School of Government and the Research Institute of State Governance and attended the symposium, discussing the future cooperation between two schools with Professor Yu Keping, Professor Wang Puqu, Professor Lu Jun and Associate Professor Zhang Jianfu. During the symposium, they explored a number of issues such as the history and development of the discipline, two school’s future academic communication and scientific cooperation. They also discussed some possible collaboration such as exchange programs available for PhD students and teacher visits in the near future.

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Written by: Li Xiaotong
Edited by: Wang Yuqing
Source: PKU News (Chinese)