East visits West to pave way for new international partnership
(20 October 2006)
Durham Business School’s reputation as a top international business school is paving the way to a new partnership with Sun Yat-sen University in China to develop the country’s business talent.
A delegation from The School of Business at Sun Yat-sen University in China’s Guangdong Province, met with Professor Tony Antoniou, Dean of Durham Business School, to further talks on exporting and delivering Durham’s world-class Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at Sun Yat-Sen. The visit followed a fact-finding mission led by Professor Antoniou, to China in May this year. Professor Antoniou, explains: “For centuries Durham has been a magnet for scholarship and the Business School is no exception - we already enjoy successful partnerships with universities across Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. “In a world where knowledge is increasingly advanced by networking, we want Durham Business School to maintain and strengthen its role in helping to create national, European and international business leaders and research networks. “I was delighted to welcome Professor Xinchun Li and his colleagues to Durham, this is an important opportunity for the Business School, the University and indeed the North East, to deepen our relationship with Chinese universities through collaboration, and hopefully raise the School’s profile in China, which is experiencing a phenomenal rate of economic growth and is an increasing presence on the global stage.” As part of their two-day visit to the region, the delegation, led by Professor Xinchun Li, Dean of The School of Business at Sun Yat-sen University and his colleagues were treated to the sights of Durham, including a tour of the City, the Cathedral and the University’s Oriental Museum. At the Museum the group received a guided tour and shown over 10,000 objects from its Chinese collection, ranging from fabrics to ceramics and decorative craftware dating back to 5000 BC.