Following the publication of his acclaimed new book, Oxford Notes《牛津笔记》, Professor Lifen Zhang of Fudan University will be sharing his thoughts on the fundamental values of the university by taking us through his educational journey in China and Britain in the 1980s and the 1990s to answer: What is university for? And how does university impact the life of an individual and a nation? Why it's now even more crucial for Chinese students to embrace international education in times of great changes and uncertainties?
It will be followed by a dialogue with Professor Martin Lockett, Dean of Nottingham University Business School China, and then a Q&A.
About the Speaker:
Dr Lifen Zhang is currently a professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University. Born in Shanghai, he received a BA degree in Journalism at Fudan University and stayed on as a young faculty member while pursuing his postgraduate studies. He obtained his PhD in Communications at the University of Leicester, the UK. He was also the Associate Editor of the Financial Times and the founding Editor of FTChinese.com, the FT’s award-winning online publication. Prior to the FT, he was with the BBC for almost 10 years as a journalist, editor and senior producer. He has received various international journalism awards including the SOPA Award, Asia’s top press award. He has been a visiting scholar and visiting professor at various universities including Oxford University and Hong Kong University.
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