Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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.

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