China Center - internationalization with a focus on China
During the 21st century, the world has become forever globalized and connected. Thanks to its continued growth and industrialization within the last four decades, China, the most populated country in the world, has achieved an influential position in the world economy. This is becoming increasingly important for European countries.
However, China's history and cultural background are still the subject of inquiry and even more so its political system, which is incomprehensible for many in Europe. The competence for "Doing Business in China" is in demand. For the European economic area, the Chinese market is attractive and more or less indispensable. At the same time, companies demand well-trained junior staff and qualified employees with the knowledge and skills to successfully conduct business with and in China.
Policymakers in Europe need to rely on well-founded know-how about China's planned developments to position their own strategies and measures wisely. Even locally in this country, society wants to better understand China to jointly face global challenges such as pandemic control, the consequences of climate change, and digital transformations.
The China Center at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® will actively address the opportunities, risks, and challenges and derive well-founded decisions and measures from them. The China Center lays the foundation for the economic, political, 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:
- New "China Model" - a technocratic approach
- China's digital transformation and ecosystem of innovation
- China's dominant culture as a mixture between Confucianism and socialist capitalism
- New Silk Road (Belt and Road Initiative) and China's Strategy of the Century
- China's global ambition: RCEP, CAI, the changed relationship with the EU and the USA
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.