Relying on the advantages of Shenzhen’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector and drawing upon China’s experience with the massification of its higher education, ICHEI aims to meet the local demand for quality higher education resources and to support Asian and African countries to improve the quality of higher education and promote educational equity. With the above aims, ICHEI has been carrying out higher education cooperative projects with countries along the Maritime Silk Road. Through various forms of knowledge sharing and capacity building, ICHEI exports Shenzhen’s ICT products and services to the project countries to provide with them intellectual support and human resources for local industrialization and informatization. Meanwhile, ICHEI also conducts research on education in the countries along the Maritime Silk Road, aiming to become an influential educational think-tank and an international higher education platform for information sharing and communication on innovative thoughts and practices.
To achieve ICHEI’s mission and goals, ICHEI will carry out the following activities:
Global level: International forums, publications, and information platforms;
Regional level: Capacity building training for policy makers, institutional leaders, faculty in the Asia-Pacific, African and Central and Eastern European countries;
Sub-regional level: Higher education programmes in Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.
ICHEI will conduct research on developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and African regions, aiming to both become an influential educational think-tank and establish an international higher education platform for information sharing and communication on innovative thoughts and practices. The Centre is also implement cooperative higher education programmes with the developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and African regions, which include Asian countries: Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, etc, and African countries: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Egypt, etc, and will expand programmes in the Central and Eastern European countries, which include Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.