Have you considered moving your academic career to China?

Careers in China: webinar mini-series

We are delighted to invite you to jobs.ac.uk’s webinar mini-series, to learn about the academic career opportunities and cultural experiences that China has to offer.

Featuring a panel of experts from a selection of Chinese universities, our mini-series will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about moving your academic career to China, through a lively and informative panel discussion.

Hear from academics that have already made the move, and put forward your questions to gain a deeper understanding of the relocation process, work-life balance and the type of opportunities and experiences that await you.

Attending will allow you to explore numerous academic career paths in China’s higher education sector, including the potential for research collaboration. Benefit from expanding your international network and learning more about the prospects a career in China can instil.

Why China?

Home to the world’s largest population, China’s international influence is increasing due to rapid economic growth.

As China continues to grow, the research environment within Chinese universities will play a pivotal role in determining the country’s trajectory in being a successful, high-income economy. As a result, there has been an increase of focus surrounding STEM research in higher education institutions.

China now boasts the largest number of laboratory scientists of any country, and its research and development spending outstrips that of the EU.[1] This increased investment within higher education and research has led to a proliferation of scientific publications. In 2018, Elsevier reported that China had overtaken the US as the world’s largest producer of scientific research papers by volume and that the country’s citation index was leading in certain disciplines including materials science, chemistry and engineering.[2]

China’s determination to transition from a manufacturing-based economy to an innovation-driven, knowledge-based economy has created many opportunities within higher education unique to anywhere else in the world.

Our webinar mini-series will be made up of the following individual webinars, to ensure that the information provided is as helpful and relevant as possible. Find out more and register now to secure your place.

Please note: this mini-series is only relevant for PhD holders and PhD students.


Live webinar | Zoom

10:30 – 11:30am | Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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Live webinar | Zoom

12:00 – 1:00pm | Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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[1] China’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research environment

[2] UK Research and Innovation: Research Landscape in China