1. Research Projects on Education Reform
|Introducing China to the World: Curriculum Development of the Course "Buddhism in Chinese Culture"||Zhao Dong||Beijing Municipality|
|Improving the Internationalized Talents' Skills at Cross-cultural Communication in the New Era||Liu Chen
|Curriculum Development of the Course "Guided Readings in Chinese Classics"||Zhao Dong||BFSU|
|Comparative Readings of Chinese and Western Values||Wang Wen-li||BFSU|
|A Study of the Peacekeeping Capacities of the CEDEAO||Li Hong-feng||BFSU|
2. Textbook Publications
Contemporary College English: Oral English (2nd edition) (FLTRP: Beijing, 2016) was published under the general editorship by Wang Wen-li, one of the lecturers in the Centre.
3. Graduate Education
Graduate students of the Centre on exchange programs to top universities in the world
Third-year graduate student Fan Yi-ning supervised by Associate Prof. Zhao Dong of the Centre has come to study in Brown University, which is a member of the Ivy League, with the university's scholarship. His field of research is sociology of religion.
One of the second-year graduate students supervised by Prof. Liu Chen has come to study sociology in the University of Salzburg on an exchange program with the university's scholarship. Founded in 1622, the University of Salzburg is a distinguished university in the heart of Europe with approximately 18,000 students and 2,800 employees.
4. Graduate Awards and Honors
First-year graduate student of the Centre Yang Yu has been awarded the "First Level Academic Scholarship for Graduate Students of BFSU". Among the 159 first-year graduate students in School of English and International Studies in the university, a total of 25 won the First Level Scholarship.
Certificate of Honor to Yang Yu, Graduate Student of the Centre
Under the supervision by Prof. Liu Chen, second-year graduate student Chen Ming-xia was awarded the Second Level Prize in the 3rd Forum on Big Data and Social Sciences organized by Tsinghua University in 2016, for her report entitled "The Index of China's Image in Overseas Think Tanks".
Certificate of Honor to Chen Ming-xia, Graduate Student of the Centre
5. Exchanges in Teaching
Prof. Liu Chen invited to deliver a lecture on teaching in the Department of German, BFSU
On December 6th, Prof. Liu Chen was invited to deliver a lecture on teaching in the Department of German, BFSU. The report was under the title of "Teaching and Learning mutually reinforcing: Some Thoughts on Addressing the Relations between Teaching and Academic Research". Three issues are highlighted and analyzed by the report: (1) the significance of academic research; (2) how to yield high-level academic achievements; (3) how may teaching and research be connected.
Announcement poster for the report by Prof. Liu Chen