On May 2, 2015, the “International Higher Education Innovation High-end Consultation and Discussion Meeting” was held in Shenzhen. This meeting was jointly held by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and the National Commission of The People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, and hosted by the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
On April 21, 2015, ICHEI’s project team visited the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and had a meeting with Dr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education; David Atchoarena, the Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems; and several other UNESCO officers.
On March 23, 2015, Professor Wan from the Institute of African Studies in Zhejiang Normal University was invited to present on Higher Education in Africa and China’s Higher Education Projects in Africa.
On March 20, 2015, Professor Yang, from the National Institute of Vocational Education, made a presentation on strategic management and project management, its planning, phases, costs, quality and risk control, and indicators of successful project management.
On January 21, 2015, Professor Jiao, Deputy Dean of Education Technology School in South China Normal University, came with one of his team members for a discussion on MOOCs and the construction of MOOC platforms.
On January 17, 2015, Dr.Jieying Xu, a former employee of UNESCO Office Beijing, was invited for a seminar with the Project Team on UNESCO’s Integrated Comprehensive Strategy for Category 2 Institutes and Centres under the Auspices of UNESCO (Document 37C/Resolution 93).
On December 19, 2014, Professor Manli Li from Tsinghua University was invited to Shenzhen for a discussion on her recent academic work — MOOCs in China and all over the world. She presented a development line of MOOCs and their new trends.
November 9, 2014，Professor Ruth Hayhoe, a well-known professor in comparative higher education, and her assistant Dr. Julia Pan were invited from the University of Toronto to Shenzhen for a discussion on setting up an international centre for higher education innovation.
In October 2014, Shenzhen Project Team visited the UNESCO Korea Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), learning from their successful experience and laying a foundation for the establishment of future partnerships.