The Globalisation and Development (GAD) Programme is a new, dynamic educational platform at the English-medium “United International College” of Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (BNU-HKBU UIC) in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China.
The college is housed in the green, seaside town of Zhuhai, in the Pearl River Delta, adjacent to Macau and conveniently connected to Hong Kong by a recently completed bridge, widely considered a marvel of human engineering, at the heart of the booming “Greater Bay Area” region.
The GAD Programme – leading to a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honors) issued by Hong Kong Baptist University – is uniquely interdisciplinary, as it blends elements from the three most relevant domains of modern sustainable progress, namely society, economy and environment. It trains future governance leaders with a distinctive international perspective, able to manage the complex, interconnected, transnational challenges of modern times on behalf of public administrations and private corporations.
The added value of studying in GAD is represented by its location in one of most vibrant and fast-growing regions in the world, in a country, China, that has been defining our times by leading the rise of the Global South and coming to represent the epitome of large-scale development, trade integration and global outreach.
GAD is a truly cutting-edge platform that aims at expanding horizons, crossing boundaries and making sense of the most pressing trends in international affairs, economic development governance, sustainability, as well as regional and multilateral cooperation. The courses available in the major include:
- Asia in the Age of Globalisation
- China’s Global Partnerships for Shared Prosperity
- Contemporary Europe-Asia Interactions
- Cooperation and Progress in the Guangdong-HK-Macau Greater Bay Area
- Data Analysis for Social Sciences
- Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
- Development in Post-Colonial British Commonwealth
- Foundations of World Geography
- Global Environmental Governance
- Global Routes of Trade and Investment
- Global South in Transition
- Globalisation: Trends, Issues and Opportunities
- Governance and Society in Latin America
- Governance and Society in North America
- Governance and Society in Northeast Asia
- Growth, Innovation and Development: Case Studies
- International Cooperation
- International Migration
- International Organisations
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Introduction to Sustainable Development
- Principles of Negotiation
- Project Management in International Development
- Public-Private Partnerships for Development
- Regional Cooperation and Integration: the ASEAN
- Regional Cooperation and Integration: The EU
- Rural Economic Development and Transformation in Globalising China
- Society, Environment and Development in Africa
- The Global Economy
- Topics in Globalisation and Development
Classes tend to be relatively small (30-40 students maximum), ensuring meaningful exposure and effective interaction. High-quality teaching is proven by a consistently high percentage of graduates (above 60%) pursuing Master’s and PhD degrees after graduation in the most prestigious English speaking universities in the world (e.g. QS Top 100). The establishment of concentrations – such as “Public Administration”, and “International Development” - is scheduled for the academic year 2020-21.
For more information on how to join us and thus multiply your opportunity for success in the world of tomorrow, please visit our institutional website at https://dhss.uic.edu.cn/en/Programmes/Globalisation.htm and get in touch with us!
Our international, English-speaking staff will be delighted to assist you. You may also contact the college’s International Development Office – in charge of international students – by visiting https://web.uic.edu.cn/en/ido!