Fact-finding visits to China

First Trip

In May 2023 a fact-finding mission was conducted to China with the participation of three members of the Learning from Asia project team (Dr. Setenyi Janos-Director of learning institute of MCC; Professor Gábor Halász-professional mentor; Fan Mizi-research assistant).

The aim of this mission was to explore the feasibility and the potential of the Learning from Asia project and to build of partnerships. The team visited 7 universities, 2 research organisations and 5 schools in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. During the journey, project team built up trust and exchanged deep ideas round the theme of Learning from Asia with Chinese academic partners, who also showed great willingness to cooperate in talent selection and management, teacher development, rural schools reform and innovation, AI application in education and so on.

This fact-finding visit has set up the bridge between European and Asian researchers for intensive and continuous communication and paved the way for knowledge building for the design and implementation of education policies.

Second Trip 

On November 11, the 4th educational dialogue of the “One Road One Belt” program was held in Beijing.

The main topic of this year’s conference was the development and support of teachers. Through educational dialogue, they contribute to cooperation and understanding between the participating countries. The MCC was also invited to do this, which the Director of the Learning Research Institute, János Setényi, fulfilled.

János Setényi gave an international overview of the seven policies that are typical in Europe and Asia in this field.

Third Trip

Our senior researcher, Professor Gábor Halász, recently participated in the 2024 University Technology Transfer event organized at Beijing University of Technology.
With the topic “Innovation for a Better World”, Professor Halász highlighted the critical importance of promoting cooperation between academia and industry in order to promote effective innovation.
His speech explored the strategic importance of strengthening the links between universities and industries, facilitating the translation of knowledge and technology into practical applications that benefit society as a whole. Co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the event provided a vibrant platform for global innovation dialogues and partnerships.
Professor Halász explored the possibilities of cooperation with Beijing Normal University, the Chinese National Academy of Engineering Sciences and the BJUT College of Art and Design.
Looking to the future, Professor Halász discussed the plans for the upcoming autumn visit to China, where the aim is to further strengthen the relations between the European and Chinese scientific communities.