IGW academic initiatives in China

IWG has signed an agreement with the prestigious PEKING UNIVERSITY in Beijing – in particular, with the Faculty of International Relations of the Peking University’s Institute for International Studies in which Professor G.E. Valori has held the dual role of Associate Dean and Professor of International Relations since 2002.

The Peking University (Běijīng Dàxué北京大學T, 北京大学S), commonly known as Beida in Chinese (北大), was established under the name of Imperial University of Peking in 1898 and was the successor of the old Guozijjàn  国子监. It is the most important and modern research university in China. Throughout its history, the Peking University has stood out from the other Chinese universities in terms of intellectual freedom and has been home to many of China’s best modern thinkers. The University has over 30,000 students and consists of 30 schools and 12 departments, with 93 degree courses, 2 for the Bachelor Degree, 199 for the Master Degree and 173 for the PhD. The University has 216 research institutes, including 2 national engineering research centres. With its 4.5 million books, the university library is the largest one in Asia.

The academic initiative of Professor G.E. VALORI runs parallel to  the important entrepreneurial activity that IWG has carried out by signing agreements with the Ministry for Natural Resources and International Cooperation in the sector of renewable energy production, energy efficiency and rationalization in the disposal and recycling of waste, as well as the management of the water contamination cycle, and by also resorting to the most recent technologies spread in Europe by leading companies in the sector, which are IWG partners.

The cooperation program provides for the opening of a “China Desk” to support the development of specific scientific collaboration between the parties for carrying out wide research and / or teaching support programs involving the whole University .

Furthermore the initiative envisages the publication of articles, ideas and initiatives in the e-magazine of the University, with a view to  promoting the exchange of views and creating a discussion forum.