Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Trip to Beijing by Zhang Yuchang of Shijiazhaung Univeristy, China

Trip to Beijing

I am a Chinese girl named Zhang Yuchang, or you can also call me, by my English name, Precious. Currently, I am very a senior, majoring in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in Shijiazhuang University of Economics, where an international academic conference was held from May 31st to July 1st. It was at this conference that I met Professor Rahman, who has enlightened my wisdom and is changing my life. The following is what I have learned from him.

l        How to achieve your dream
During the two days of the conference, I worked as a volunteer, offering help to scholars from all over the world. I am a girl full of energy and dreams, eager for knowledge and guidance. I happened to have the chance to meet Professor Rahman and asked him for advice. ‘ If you have a smart head and are willing to work hard and are top of your field with good communication skills and a firm belief of NEVER GIVE UP, you can go anywhere and do anything you want to, no matter where you are from, whether you are a male, female, White, Black, or an Asian.’ said Professor Rahman. After hearing this I was moved into tears, because it reminded me of the hard days of my struggling for a better self. I am grateful to him for his encouraging words and consider him to be a real professor.

l        A good quality ------Honesty
Professor Rahman told a story of his own about refusing a girl’s request for her monthly wage. The girl worked for Professor Rahman and was regarded as a member of his family. Professor Rahman refused her because she did not do her duty that month. ‘A person who wants to succeed must have a good quality ---honesty. Without honesty, he or she can achieve nothing. No pains, no gains. And everyone should have his or her own principle. You have the right to refuse.’ said Professor Rahman.

l        The difference between risk and gambling
After the conference Professor Rahman invited me and two other volunteers to go to Beijing with him. But for some reason we are not allowed by our college authority. The other two gave up this chance, but I would not give in to authority and finally managed to have this Beijing trip. My courage was appreciated by Professor Rahman. ‘The higher risk you take, the more profit you may get. However, you may also lose everything. So before you do something, you should analyze the situation and search for relevant information. If you do something without information about it, you are just gambling. Information controls your behavior just likethe instructions in the station to help you find the bus that you want to take. After the proper analysis you need to have the courage to take risk and learn to take responsibility for your decision.’ said Professor Rahman.

l        Always asking why
When someone tells you something, you should think about what his motivation is.’ said Professor Rahman. He asked me what was his motivation to teach me so many things, and I said he wanted to educate me. He said that was right.

l        Real ice cream---- Baskin-Robbins  Ben &Jerry’s
The night before Professor Rahman’s departure, we had dinner together in a restaurant. We ordered a roast fish, which turned out to be too spicy, and a fried ice cream, which turned out to be something like Chinese Spring rolls, nothing like ice cream at all. Though we had a free ice cream later, it turned out to be made of suger not real ice cream. Then the two kinds of real ice cream---- Baskin-Robbins and Ben &Jerry’s were recommended by Professor Rahman’s. So far they are out of my reach, but I am looking forward to the real taste of ice cream.

The Beijing Trip is very meaningful,educational and unforgettable. Professor Rahman is just like an amiable father, whose kindness,generosity, enthusiasm, humor and devotion to work have left a deep impression on me. I have planted another another dream in my heart ------ to be one of his most excellent students. One day I will visit him in America. I want to say,’ Professor Rahman, I love you so much and thank you so much!!!’

China 2014 Conference

10th Knowledge Globalization Conference 2014, Shijiazhuang, a city close to Beijing, China

The 10th conference was held in China on May-1 –June 2, 2014, hosted by Shijiazhuang University, Shijiazhuang, a city close to Beijing. The China conference was highly successful. There were about 400 attendees in the conference. They include about 260 professors and 140 students. They are from 6 countries. About 100 universities were represented.
The conference theme was: Entrepreneurship: teaching, Learning, and Practice.  The conference was for two days and the third  day was assigned for a  tour. They assigned English speaking students to each of us from the time we landed in Beijing. I had two students attending me at all times carrying my bag and translating for me.  They highly appreciated our presence and treated us with much respect.
 Professor Iqbal Quadir of MIT, Prof. George Moker and Prof. Miriam Weismann from Suffolk delivered their lectures online from the USA to China. In addition to me, Prof. Janice Griffith, Prof. Gopinath (came from Delhi, India) and Prof. Jonathan Haughton attended the conference and presented papers.  Framingham State University sent three students and two professors.  My keynote speech on Entrepreneurship and Innovation was well received (the ppt. file is available on request).  I am pleased to inform you that I have been appointed (honorary) Distinguished Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Shijiazhuang University (SUE) by the President of the university. Please see the attached.
The President Li Jun of SUE wants me to help them develop their online courses in several areas and establish collaboration with SBS Center for Entrepreneurship.  Dean O’Neill and George Moker expressed their interests to establish a relationship with them. SUE Entrepreneurship Center has 700 Chinese universities as collaborating members.
In case you are not familiar with the Knowledge Globalization conference, it is  held  twice every year, usually, one hosted by  Suffolk University and the other by a foreign university.  Through these conferences, we have established active contacts with more than 2000 academics from 300 universities in 40 Countries. Please visit our website at for information on our conferences.
In addition, for KGlobal, I also have started a project in Open Online Program at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Knowledge Globalization Institute: Share Knowledge

Knowledge Globalization Institute: Leader in Knowledge Sharing
We are glad to start this blog for our readers, participants and contributors to share knowledge from anywhere. Knowledge Globalization Institute started five years ago. During this period we have successfully organized nine Knowledge Globalization Conferences in the USA, India, Bangladesh, and Turkey. We have published 11 issues of the Journal of Knowledge Globalization. Our newest effort, the KGlobal University is a course platform available to scholars and learners from anywhere to teach and learn.
We will use this blog to share information about our efforts and knowledge we find interesting. We you o contribute to this blog and join the knowledge leaders.

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