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Conference on UiB's collaboration with China

Welcome to the Conference on the University of Bergen's collaboration with China and the opening of the Norwegian China Law Centre on May 4th.

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Renmin University in Beijing is one of several Chinese universities that UiB collaborates with.
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Eirik Holmøyvik

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Program

Session 1: Opening the Norwegian China Law Centre

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Official Opening of the Norwegian China Law Centre
Rector Dag Rune Olsen, University of Bergen

10:15 – 10:30: Ambitions for the Norwegian China Law Centre
Dean Asbjørn Strandbakken and Vice Dean for Education Bjørnar Borvik, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

10:30 – 10:45: New opportunities for Norway – China
Member of Parliament Øivind Halleraker, The Conservative Party, First Vice Chair, The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, The Norwegian Parliament

10:45 – 10:50: Musical piece 
Wanmei Zhang, Student at The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen

10:50 – 11:15: The Chinese Law Summer Program – a stepping-stone for enhanced understanding of legal cultures and for comprehensive academic cooperation
Professor Tom Wilson, McKinney School of Law, University of Indiana, Professor Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, and student Andreas Slettevold, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

11:15 – 11:30: Musical piece
Wanmei Zhang, student at The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen

11:30– 12:30  Lunch  

Session 2:  The role and ambitions for the University’s collaboration with China
 

12:30 – 12:45: China – how to develop a long-term strategy for collaboration
Member of Parliament Bård Vegar Solhjell, The Norwegian Socialist Left Party, The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, The Norwegian Parliament

12:45 – 12:55: How to establish and develop academic cooperation with Chinese partners – lessons learned from Torino
Rector Gianmaria Ajani, University of Torino

12:55 – 13:15: Understanding climate change impacts on alpine ecosystems: A research and education collaboration with China
Professor Vigdis Vandvik and student Ragnhild Gya, Department of Biology, University of Bergen

13:15 – 13:30: The interaction between universities and the business sector as a driving force in the societal development: Experiences from the past and strategies for the future
Director of Finance and Investments, Miao Reinlund, Oiid, Portfolio Manager Hogne Tyssøy, Holberg Fondene and Rector Dag Rune Olsen

13:30 – 13:35: Taijiquan and the guzheng, Confusius Institute in Bergen

13:35 – 13:45: Break   

Session 3: Building knowledge with China to meet global challenges
 

13:45 – 13:55: Chinese ambitions in research and education and how to respond
Post doctor Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

13:55 – 14:05 Climate Research: Successful Chinese – Norwegian collaboration
Professor Tore Furevik, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen and Research Director Yongqi Gao, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center/Bjerknes Centre

14:05 – 14:15: Welfare: Research and mobility in a Nordic – Chinese Network
Professor Stein Kuhnle, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

14:15 – 14:25 Health: Building a Chinese-Norwegian Brain Science Research Centre
Associate Professor II Jian Wang, and Researcher Lars Prestegaarden, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

14:25 – 14:45 How should the University develop a strategy to strengthen and develop our cooperation with China?
Member of Parliament Bård Vegar Solhjell, Professor Stein Kuhnle, Professor Tore Furevik, Associate Professor II Jian Wang

14:45:  End of the conference 
Rector Dag Rune Olsen

Opening of the Norwegian China Law Centre

The official opening of the newly established Norwegian China Law Centre in the Faculty of Law will be part of the programme.

The centre will coordinate the faculty's collaboration with Chinese partners, but will also provide advice and guidance to other academic communities and individual researchers at UiB who want to establish a similar collaboration.  The centre was established by the University Board on February 23rd. 

Registration and contact information

The registration is closed.

There is no conference fee. Lunch will be served.

Contact Kari Fuglseth or Bente Krossøy for more information.