Summer University 2017 China

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Wuhan Summer University (China)

September 4th – 15th 2017

Wuhan (simplified Chinese: 武汉; traditional Chinese: 武漢; pinyin: Wǔhàn [wùxân]) is the capital of Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, and is the most populous city in Central China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain at the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as “the nine provinces’ leading thoroughfare”; it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was sometimes referred to as the “Chicago of China”. Holding sub-provincial status, Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China. The city of Wuhan, first termed as such in 1927, has a population of 10,220,000 people (as of 2013).

The Wuhan Summer University offered several modules

  1. Accounting, Economics and Finance – International Comparison on Emerging Economies

  2. Business English Language

  3. Journalism – New and old Technologies in Mass Media

  4. Quantitative Analysis – Big Data Analysis on Chinese Automobile Manufacturing and Marketing

1.    Accounting, Economics and Finance –
International Comparison on Emerging Economies
Prof. Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianghan University, China; Visiting scholar at Niagara University, USA
Prof. Lin Xiang, Jianghan University, China; Visiting scholar at Saint Vincent College, USA

2.    Business English Language
Prof. Dr. Nicole Knighten,
Jianghan University

Program Description
The Business English program is designed to develop your language skills within a broader business context. Specifically designed for students of Summer University Wuhan, it develops a wide range of Business English skills covering areas as diverse as formal Report-Writing topics, presentation skills and sales & negotiation skills. The program is further designed to develop strong communication skills and uses role-plays and case -examples to illustrate learning points and allow participants to practice skills learned. The Business English program covers a wide range of functional areas including General Business and specializations such as English for Marketing, Trade and Investment and Finance.

3.    Journalism – New and old Technologies in Mass Media
Prof. Dr. Thomas BAuer
​University of Vienna

Learning outcomes:
Know how about basics in communications and media technologies.
Learned and tested how to act in front of a camera.
Learn about non-verbal and verbal communication and get experiences in this.
First contact with different media. Excursions to newspaper, radio station, TV and new media house.
Course Topics
Theory of Communication
Practical work in the course
Excursions to media organizations

Course description:
New and old Technologies in Mass Media
Production of a Film about Summer University
The students will have the chance, to learn theoretically about communication technologies and rules of journalism. But they also can work with new media by themselves. They will produce own TV- and radio clips. The group will visit newspapers, television studios and other media companies.
In parallel they will produce a film about Summer University

4.    Quantitative Analysis – Big Data Analysis on Chinese Automobile Manufacturing and Marketing
Prof. Lei Chen, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China; PhD at University of Connecticut, USA
Prof. Lan Liu, Jianghan University, China; Visiting scholar at University of La Verne, USA


Date: September 4th – 15th 2017

Location: Campus of “Jianghan University”
Accommodation: Student Hostel of “Jianghan University”

The Organizers


Located on the beautiful Sanjiaohu Lake in the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone (WEDZ), Jianghan University, a comprehensive institution of higher education approved by the Ministry of Education, is an ideal place for learning. With a total area of around 348 acres and a gross floor area of more than 550,000 square kilometers, the University is made up of School of Business, School of Law, School of Humanities, School of Fine Arts, School of Design, School of Music, School of Electromechanics and Construction Engineering, School of Physics and Information Engineering, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Medical Technology, School of Life Sciences, School of Pedagogy, School of Foreign Languages, School of Sports, School of Marxism, School of Golf, School of Higher Vocational Technologies, School of International Education, and School of Continuing Education. Eleven disciplinary categories are covered, namely, Economics, Law, Pedagogy, Literature, History, Natural Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Management Science, and Art, with 66 bachelor’s majors in total. Master-degree awarding programs include 2 First-level Disciplines, 15 Second-level Disciplines, and 1 Professional Master Degree, in addition to 3 Provincial-level Key Disciplines, 2 Provincial-level Key (Nurture) Disciplines, 7 Municipal Key Disciplines, 1 Provincial-level Educational Innovation Base for Graduates, 2 National Distinctive Majors, 2 Provincial-level Brand Majors, 10 Provincial-level Excellence Courses, and 3 Provincial-level Teaching Groups.

With the student population exceeding 18,000, the university now has a faculty of 977 teachers, including 696 professors and associate professors, in addition to 1 part-time academician, 12 “Chutian Scholars”, 14 Professors II, 45 Young Scholars either of Special Provincial or Municipal Achievements or eligible for State Council/Provincial/ Municipal Expert for Special Allowance, 1 supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET), 1 elected as Excellent Youth Talent for Hubei’s New Century High-level Talent Program, and 16 included in “213 Talent Program”, and “Shi-Bai-Qian Talent Program”.

With 1 Key Lab under Ministry of Education, 2 Provincial-level Key Labs, 2 Provincial-level Key Bases for Social Sciences and Humanities Studies, 1 Provincial-level Joint Innovation Center, 6 Provincial-level Experimental Teaching Model Center, and 51 research organizations, the total value of the university’s teaching instruments and research equipment amounts to over RMB 200 million. Its library possesses a book collection of over 1.95 million volumes, 520,000 volumes of electronic materials, 2,100 periodicals in both Chinese and foreign languages, and 41 data bases. Jianghan University Journal has been ranked as one of the 30 National Excellent Humanities & Social Sciences Journals.

Based in Wuhan and oriented towards serving the society and local economy, Jianghan has maintained a policy of promoting international co-operation and exchanges with other institutions, including those from the United States, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, and South Korea. Major efforts have been made towards undergraduate education, in addition to an active promotion of graduate education and a balanced concern over the development of vocational and continuing education, in order to produce highly innovative and practical talents capable of tackling all sorts of challenges.

The university is now poised to make new strides towards the goal of increasing its social influence both in Wuhan and throughout China by tapping into its own potentials to establish itself as an institution of distinctive characteristics.

International Association for eScience (IAFES)

In Vienna an international association has been established under the name “Internationaler Verein für eScience/International Association for eScience”. IAFES is a non-profit organization.

The history of IAFES goes back to 1994 when our scientific searches and ideas in the field of Telematics, such as Teleducation – Telework – Teleconference – Telemedicine, brought into contact colleagues from European Institutes and Universities.

The main objectives of the association are to promote international eScience.

This is achieved through the following actions:

a)           Foster new methods for the expansion of Telematic Applications and improve the understanding of Telematic Application practices through the European Union.
b)           Establish mechanism for the industrial participation in the activities of the Association.
c)            Promote continues education for Under- and Post-graduate studies in order to improve skills in Telematic Applications.
d)           Contribute to initiatives of the European Commission concerning the education and research in Universities, Polytechnics and other Institutes of Higher Education on similar subjects.
e)           Establish a strong technological research net and develop research on Telematic Applications and encourage the exchange of staff and students between collaborating institutions.
f)            Promote Telematic Applications for improvement in living and working conditions for all and especially for disable elderly and people with special needs.

The Association pursues its objectives by taking actions based on activities such as:
a)           Create and maintain a data bank on courses within collaborated research centers, organizations and institutions of Higher Education through the European Union concerned with education in Telematic applications.
b)           Establish a network for information exchange within higher education institutes. Also, we are trying to include in this network organizations and industries that produce and support Telematic Applications.
c)            Organizing in different nation conferences and symposia.
d)           Publishing an informational newsletter, which will be send to the members of the association twice a year. (e-mail)
e)           Collaborating with other international organizations with common interests.
f)            Organizing annually an international conference, and publishing its proceedings.

IAFES’s activities undertaken until now are various: it has organized several annual International Conferences on Networking Entities (Netties), workshops, intensive courses, Summer Schools and Summer Universities.