China has a crucial role to play in the 21st century, and there is no clearer recognition of this than in the expansion to China of the world's most prestigious awards recognizing outstanding leadership qualities, the Rhodes Scholarships. Another sign of Oxford’s presence in China are the many Oxford products – school bags, clothing, furniture – that are sold in shops across China. Find out about Oxford Limited and its role in managing the branding and licensing programme of the University. The stunning transformation of the New Bodleian into the Weston Library has been hitting the headlines around the world for creating a library for the future, but the hundreds of donors who have supported the project all have their stories to tell – the story of what the Bodleian means to them.
Don’t forget to book your places at two Oxford events in Hong Kong and Beijing this month on the hottest topic of the day, innovation. As we head into the Easter weekend, spare a thought for the Dark Blues men and women’s crew who are doing a last push in their training ahead of the historic Oxford Boat Race on 11 April where, for the first time in history, they will be racing on the same day and on the same championship course.
How do new discoveries and innovation from Oxford research become products and services that improve lives? Oxford's tech transfer successes range from solar cell technology and DNA sequencing to computer games. Find out from Tom Hockaday, Managing Director of Isis Innovation in this event in Hong Kong. MORE
In this event hosted by the Oxbridge Club Beijing, Prof. Fu Xiaolan will draw on her book of the same title and explore how China can enhance its indigenous innovation capability to move from imitation to innovation, from an export-led economy to a model of innovation that other countries can learn from. MORE
To celebrate what will be resounding historic victories for the Dark Blues in the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race 2015, where for the first time the Men and Women’s Boat Races will be held on the same day on the championship course on the Tideway, join this highlight event in the Oxbridge HK Society social calendar. MORE
Last call to join alumni on what is considered the most beautiful treks in Western China. The trekkers are fundraising for a visiting lecturer programme at the Oxford China Centre which will enrich the study of China at Oxford by providing a vital link with scholars and institutions in China, the UK and the rest of the world. MORE
Receiving an offer to study at Oxford is a life-altering opportunity; being awarded the Rhodes Scholarship brings an additional honour and responsibility. But why has a scholarship programme rooted in the politics of the last century expanded to China? Take a closer look at the evolution of the Rhodes Scholarship and its recognition of the leading role China is playing in the 21st century. MORE
Chris Evans of Oxford Limited, the company which manages the licensing and retail programme of the University, talks about protecting Oxford's reputation and identity, showcasing the University's heritage and bringing Oxford into your home with wallpaper. MORE
After six years as Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Hamilton will step down at the end of 2015 to become President of New York University. He said, “Oxford’s alumni are the lifeblood of this institution, and it has been my privilege to meet many of you in my travels around the UK and more globally.” MORE
Prof. Peter Tufano, Dean of the Said Business School at Oxford was a speaker at the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia, a prestigious conference in Hainan that was opened by President Xi Jinping. Dean Tufano took part in the session ‘Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?’ MORE
Fu Xiaolan, Professor of Technology and International Development is the author of the acclaimed ‘China’s Path to Innovation’, considered the first comprehensive treatment of Chinese innovation activities, and a must-read for anyone who wants to understand China's economic development. MORE
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The opening of the Weston Library has transformed the debate regarding the future of the library in the 21st century. Find out the stories of the generous donors who have supported this project by paying tribute to what the Bodleian means to them. MORE