Globalisation and Development Programme, United International College (Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University) China

About Globalisation and Development Programme, United International College (Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University)

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

…and more!

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!

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    Arizton (USA)

    Testimonial from Arizton (USA), student at Globalisation and Development Programme

    In light of increasing global interdependencies and interconnectedness, I sought to pursue a higher education in a truly international context. In addition to helping me develop interdisciplinary critical thinking and analytical skills, studying at UIC has contributed to my international outlook. Working closely with academic teaching and administrative staff from diverse educational backgrounds and specializations, I have been equipped a broad understanding of public and private sector concepts that have been put to effective use in a variety of professional settings following graduation.

    Jun (South Korea)

    Testimonial from Jun (South Korea), student at Globalisation and Development Programme

    In order to understand the various global phenomena that occur as countries' border fade and societies become more interconnected, I decided to study in China, one of the most important actors in modern global affairs. My rigorous undergraduate studies at UIC equipped me with a solid academic foundation and with the ability to analyze international politics, world economy, development and sustainability. My experience at UIC helped me develop new insights to understand multi-cultural contexts, fast-changing technological progress and the need to manage and allocate resources effectively. I now see the world from a different, meaningful and modern perspective.

    Bella (South Korea)

    Testimonial from Bella (South Korea), student at Globalisation and Development Programme

    UIC의 GAD에서 학생으로 공부를 하면서 느낀 가장 큰 장점은 21세기의 세계 사회를 이해하고 그에 맞는 사고를 기를 수 있다는 점입니다. 세계의 문화와 종교, 국제적 이슈, 지속 가능한 발전과 환경문제를 비롯해서 다양한 개념이나 문제에 대해 생각해 보고 친구들과 교수님들과 함께 공부합니다. 이런 과정을 통해서 지금까지 가지고 있었던 좁은 사고에서 넓게 생각하는 방법을 배울 수 있는 것 같습니다. 더불어GAD의 다양하고 질 좋은 수업은 새로운 시각으로 세상을 보는 법을 가르쳐줍니다. 전공과목 외에도 학교에서 제공되는 부가 수업은 개념과 관련된 수업들이 많이 있기 때문에 함께 배우면 같이 도움이 됩니다. 앞으로도 남은 2년 동안 교수님들 수업으로 좋은 경험을 하고 싶습니다.

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Facts about Globalisation and Development Programme, United International College (Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University)

  • Year institution founded: 2019
  • Total enrolled: 55
  • Number of Full-time students: 55
  • Number of academic staff: 8
  • Number of Professors: 5

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