Delegation of University of Oxford Visits Beijing University of Technology

A Delegation from University of Oxford headed by Wang Shidong, the Director of Oxford Research Center of Global Development and Prospect, and Prof. George Bitsakakis, the director of the Center of Economics Research at St. Benet College, Oxford, visited Beijing University of Technology on April 16th. Li Guojun, the Principal Assistant, met the delegation on behalf of BJUT. The relevant leadership of the International Office and the School of Economics and Management jointly attended the meeting.

Principal Assistant Li first extended a warm welcome to the delegation and briefly introduced BJUT and its development strategy of internationalization with focus on the construction of double first-class disciplines and talent cultivation within the School of Economics and Management. He then illustrated that Oxford is a world-renowned university, with which BJUT has been actively preparing the short-term exchange program in this summer. It is expected to be a starting point for promoting cooperation of student exchange, academic exchange, and scientific research between the two universities.

Director Wang expressed gratitude to the warm reception and delivered a brief on the introduction of management concepts of Oxford, highlighting the main models and achievements of cooperation between the Research Center of Global Development and prospective and domestic universities.

After the meeting, Prof. Bitsakakis, the director of the Research Center of Economics Research at St. Benet College, delivered a lecture on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Endogenous Economic Growth for more than 100 academics and students at School of Economics and Management. The lecture integrated the topics of partial equilibrium, general equilibrium analysis, three theorems of welfare economics, and attitude towards economic growth from the perspective of innovative intellectual property rights, which aroused great interest among the teachers and students attending and generated fervent discussion.

University of Oxford is an internationally-renowned public research university and is among the G5 super elite group with the University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Established in 1167, Oxford adopts collegiate structure and is the second oldest institution of higher education in the world. Oxford enjoys a high academic status and extensive influence in many fields, such as mathematics, physics, medicine, law, business, and much more. It is recognized as one of the top institutions of higher education in the world. In 2017, University of Oxford ranked first in the latest World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education; in 2017-2018 it ranked fifth in the US News world university ranking, ranked sixth in QS world university ranking and seventh in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).