Europe-China Dialogue Summer School

 

As the Institutional Contributor of Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School, UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association would like to welcome you to participate in the Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School. 

The program is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies for scholars at their early academic careers, PhD students and master students who have strong academic interests. It aims to bring together researchers from Europe, China, and North America in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. This year, the Summer School is specifically themed to discuss the challenges posed by the digitalization of the media sphere and the new trends in global communication.

Inspired from the ECREA Doctoral Summer School, this summer school aims to provide: a high qualified international setting where professors from Europe, China, and the United States will present and discuss their updated research work; and a high supportive international setting where students participants can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their current or future research projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. During the Summer School, enrolled students will present their research projects and receive structured, qualified and multi-voiced feedback on their work from Summer School lecturers and scholars. These workshops are designed to structurally improve the quality of the students’ academic work and stimulate their further research interests. Short visiting programs are also included.

Organizer

China Media Observatory at USI Lugano:  China Media Observatory aims at the systematic monitoring of the evolution of the system of media and communications in China according to the main economic, political as well as social and cultural dimensions. In function of the activities it carries out, the Observatory encourages the exchanges for teaching and research purposes and establishes collaboration agreements with European universities, which have started permanent research activity on media in China, as well as with Chinese universities, that are interested in collaborating and exchanges with our university in the scientific and teaching field.  Link: http://www.chinamediaobs.org/

School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University: Peking University is a pioneer in modern Journalistic education in China. In 1918, Peking University started the first Journalistic course and founded the Journalism Research Institute that was the first of its kind in China. In 1952, Peking University opened the first Journalism Studies program since the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the new School of Journalism and Communication was established in 2001. Founded in 1898, Peking University was the first national comprehensive university in China and became a centre for progressive thought in China across time. Mao Zedong, Chen Duxiu, Hu Shi and many other leaders of China all gained professional experience here. In 2014, The Chinese University Alumni Association and China Education Center considered it as No.1 among national universities. Internationally, both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the World Reputation Rankings recently placed Peking University at 45th position worldwide. Link: http://sjc.pku.edu.cn/English.aspx

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) : The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a dynamic comprehensive university with 184 years history. Located in the heart of Europe, the university and the university hospital are spread over four green campuses in Brussels. It counts over 15,000 students including 1,448 PhD candidates, 25% of whom are international. VUB offers high-quality English-taught graduate programmes, supported by outstanding research. At the VUB, students and professors work closely together. We coach our students to become open-minded world citizens, with a strong commitment towards sustainable humanistic societal values. Our graduates are well prepared for professional careers in an increasingly multilingual and international environment. An independent research attitude, as well as a multidisciplinary, international and intercultural environment are key features in the VUB’s ambition to be an open, international university platform. Our expertise and strategic position at the heart of Europe makes us an ideal partner for excellent research and education with a wide outlook on Europe and the world. Link: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/

Institutional Contributors:

ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA), United Kingdom.

Department of Applied Linguistics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland.

International Relations office & Department of Communication Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Università degli Studi di Milano 

Institute of Communication & Culture,Peking University

BlueFuture PR Consulting, China

 

Sponsor

Blue Future, origins from Blue Focus—the first listing PR company in China and the largest PR company in Asia, which has 70 member companies and a number of business groups—is a leading brand of campus public relationship and communication in mainland China. Within its target of exploring the campus marketing value, Blue Future has established its resources covering 700 colleges and universities, and operated series of projects training young entrepreneurs and graduates on different levels and in different fields. Blue Future has been the sponsor for Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School since the program launched in 2014, its great support not only facilitated the Summer School to grow its strength and reputation among scholars and students in China and different European countries, but also helped the exchange and knowledge sharing in the field of media and communication studies between (and beyond) the two continents.