Date: 2–3 July 2014
Venue: Chengdu, Sichuan province, China
Participants: Representatives from Chinese institutions that are part of the China-UK Vocational College Partnerships Programme
Earlier this year, seventeen pairs of Chinese and British institutions participated in the China-UK Principle Shadowing Programme and signed agreements to set up college partnerships. In order to help the Chinese institutions better understand the long-term significance and objectives of these partnerships and work out feasible implementation plans, the British Council and China's Ministry of Education jointly organised a workshop for coordinators of the China-UK Vocational College Partnerships Programme in Chengdu, Sichuan province, from 2 to 3 July.
The twenty-nine workshop participants all spoke highly of the meeting, which looked at case studies of existing partnerships and offered advice on deepening cooperation and dealing with common issues. They agreed that more similar activities should be organised, preferably with the participation of British partner institutions, and called for frequent exchanges between participating institutions to share experiences and learn from each other. Further suggestions included a mailing list for future activities and an online platform to share information and training resources.
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