Cultural Misunderstandings

My first China blog concerned misty-eyed reminiscences with our alumni. So this, the second in my china trilogy focuses on the differences more than the similarities. It is commonplace these days to claim we are all just the same across our interconnected world: at...

Reflections on Wuhan University

“Think of an upscaled Balgay Hill with our campus on it for half the population of Dundee and you are getting close to the environment of Wuhan University. It sits as an oasis of calm, in stark contrast to the motorised chaos of Wuhan City itself. Hurtling...

Alumni Evening

Picture the scene, a Saturday night, Halloween, in a smart downtown hotel, an intimate gathering of old friends and new acquaintances. This was the Kerry Hotel, Beijing, 31 Nov 2015, when a dozen University of Dundee staff, fresh from leading an international...

University staff visit to China

Eight members of staff from across the University are currently visiting Beijing to speak at the International Symposium on Student Affairs at the University of Science and Technology Beijing. We have been explaining how our support for students has contributed to the...