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【2020 Summer School】The New Silk Road: Connecting students and universities across Eurasia


Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy & Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University


29 June 2020 - 03 July 2020


Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


The New Silk Road: Connecting Students and Universities from China and Europe

Program Overview

International relations are shifting as multilateral trade and cooperation are being renegotiated between countries, such as the US and the UK, and trade blocks. Meanwhile, China is launching the New Silk Road, or One Belt One Road Initiative, that could potentially span and integrate major parts of the world across Eurasia. Based on the international research project on the New Silk Road, this course will explore how these changing relationships are affecting academic cooperation and what opportunities this opens for universities, students, and researchers.

This course is essential for students and scholars from China, Europe, and beyond, to enhance their understanding of the major shifts underway in global higher education and to provide a basis for building joint perspectives on future directions for international collaboration. Mutual exchange of views and experiences from lecturers and participants will allow to compare perceptions, and to deepen the comprehension of missions, values, aims, and strategies. Participants will actively contribute by presenting their own research (plans) in this area, which will be discussed in small groups led by senior scholars.

About Faculty (To be further announced)

Lecturers for this summer school will be drawn from the interdisciplinary team of high-level scholars engaged in the international research project on the New Silk Road, as well as other invited experts in the field.

Agenda (Tentative)


Graduate students (advanced/research masters and PhD) and active researchers from relevant fields, such as social sciences, law, economics, and cultural studies.


Application deadline

April 1st, 2020


Prof. Dr. Marijk van der Wende (

Dr. Yuhao Cen (

Ms. Ge Yu (