China Center - internationalization with a focus on China

In the 21st century, the world is globalized and interconnected – and this is irreversible. China, as one of the most populous countries in the world, has gained a significant position in the global economy through four decades of sustained growth and rapid industrialization. This development is becoming increasingly visible for European countries.

In parallel, China raises many questions, particularly in the context of its rich history, diverse culture, and a political system that appears opaque to Europe. Competence in dealing with China is in demand! Companies require well-educated young professionals and employees with the knowledge and skills to successfully engage with “Doing Business in China.”

Political decision-makers in Europe must possess knowledge of China's planned developments to formulate their own strategies and implement wise measures. This is particularly significant to collectively address global challenges such as the impacts of climate change and digital transformation.

The China Center at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® actively engages with the opportunities, risks, and challenges and derives informed decisions and measures from them. The goal of the China Center is to build bridges for economic, societal, and cultural exchange between Europe and China.


China competence center for business, politics and society

The China Center supports the economy in building up competence for market entry and market development within applied research projects. Particular focus is on cooperation with medium-sized companies.

The China Center provides managers and employees with valuable know-how about the East Asian country through seminars and professional development programs.

In addition, the China Center at MCI organizes events for the general public on topics such as politics, business, and society to address relevant international developments.


Research on China's development and its impact on the EU

The China Center at the MCI promotes applied research and development projects. This will provide in-depth know-how for the domestic location in the areas of business and society. Research conducted at the China Center is focused on the following topics:

  • Political Systems and Governance: "China Model" - a technocratic approach
  • China's digital transformation and ecosystem of innovation
  • China's dominant culture as a mixture from Daoismus, Confucianism, Buddhism and Socialist Capitalism
  • International Relations and Geopolitics: China's global Strategies and Networks - BRI, BRICS, RCEP, SCO, CAI, CPTPP


Knowledge transfer about China in teaching

To actively engage domestic students with relevant topics and issues, provide expertise, build bridges, promote networking with Chinese universities and foster mutual scientific, economic and cultural exchange, the China Center offers students courses on current developments about China as part of the MCI curriculum.. This includes topics on the political framework, the economic system, technological innovations, cultural characteristics, and social change.


Head of China Center
Wei Manske-Wang
Prof. Dr. Wei Manske-Wang International Business +43 512 2070 - 3733This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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