EICC and Geely Talent Group Hand in Hand:
Leading and Promoting Global Higher Education Innovation and Change in the post COVID-19 Era
----An In-depth and All-round Strategic Collaboration Signing Ceremony Held Online
On 26th August 2022, Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), United Kingdom, and Prof. Dr. Lu Dan, Chairman and President, of Geely Talent Development Group (Geely Talent Group), China, jointly signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement online. The teams of both parties witnessed this historic moment and opened a new chapter of cooperation in which the two parties reached many consensuses in the early stage. Both parties shared an exciting vision in tackling the challenges and opportunities for developing future leaders and managers in the post COVID-19 era.
Geely Talent Group is a subsidiary of the Geely Holding Group, one of the world's top 500 enterprises. It is the operation carrier of Geely's higher education business, running six higher education institutions. EICC is an educational institution with a global perspective, focused on innovation research, and committed to creating a highly innovative online and offline innovation university in the heart of innovation in the world. EICC has established cooperation with 5 universities in the UK, Canada, and Germany, and provides the degree and non-degree courses of these institutions.
Prof. Dr. Lu Dan, Chairman and President, Geely Talent Group
Prof. Dr. Lu Dan, pointed out in his speech that he is very happy today that Geely Talent Group and EICC shared their vision, cooperated to address the challenges and opportunities faced by the global higher education in the era of epidemic, and formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Recently, I have read many articles about the digital revolution. With the invention of electronic computers and the rapid popularization of communication equipment, images, texts, sounds, data, etc. are generated after the conversion of electronic signals. Big data has a profound impact on the global higher education. The extreme situation of epidemic has also accelerated the online development of education. We are in an era of great changes in the global higher education, where opportunities and challenges coexist, and new formats in this field can emerge and develop. In China's education, " emphasizing science education and neglecting liberal arts education " has greatly weakened the cultural foundation of the university education in China, resulting in the lack of understanding of domestic and foreign culture and basic cultural accomplishment and artistic sentiment among university graduates. Online education platforms are the preferred choice, channels, enabling the cultivation of compound innovative talents, have broad development space.
Professor Richard Li-Hua Founder and President, EICC
Professor Richard Li-Hua said in his speech: "We have a high degree of consensus with Geely Talent Group sharing vision in dealing with the challenges and opportunities brought by the epidemic to the global higher education field. Our strategic thinking and strategic countermeasures are highly compatible. We believe online & offline (O2O) hybrid educational model will become the inevitable development trends of the global higher education in the future. It is a great honor that after more than a year of exploration, practice, and deliberation, we officially signed this agreement to become a strategic partner to each other today. We have conducted in-depth practice in this field of discussion and achieved initial results. Geely Talent Group have begun to establish a quality evaluation and assurance systemand method in teaching and learning with online & offline (O2O) hybrid educational model, which has been at the forefront of the global higher education, and we pay tribute!"
Virtual Strategic Collaboration Signing Ceremony
The two parties agree to work together to explore opportunities for cooperation and collaboration, including but not limited to the following:
(1) To support the vision of both parties in terms of developing student-centred learning for the enhancement of students’ journey, Geely Talent Group agrees to share the Online Education Platform with EICC to load EICC’s online English programmes and courses. All enrolled students with higher educational institutions of Geely Talent Group and EICC will be eligible to access to the courses on the Platform. Courses on the Platform will also be open to students in ASEAN countries, SCO countries, African countries, MENA regions, South Asia and so on.
(2) In order for pushing and leading education innovation in the global higher education in the 21st century in the post COVID-19 era, Geely Talent Group and EICC will work together to research, innovate, and develop an online & offline (O2O) hybrid educational model, including the quality assurance system upon O2O hybrid teaching and learning and the innovative pedagogy and methodology.
(3) Geely Talent Group will provide campuses for EICC students as their offline study abroad destinations in China. These campuses are located in Sanya, Chengdu, Nanning, and Xiangtan.
(4) EICC will function as one of Geely Talent’s graduate schools and provide students of Geely Talent universities opportunities for further study, and/or offline study abroad campuses. These campuses are located in Cambridge, London and Canterbury, UK; and Vancouver, Canada; and Toledo, OH, USA.
This Strategic Collaboration Signing Ceremony marks that the two parties have entered a stage of in-depth and all-roundstrategic cooperation. Based on common educational inspiration and ideas, the two parties will share global resources more widely, actively interact, and respond to global higher education and economic globalization in the post COVID-19 era. In the face of challenges and opportunities in the process of transformation, they will jointly pursue high-quality development. The two parties will also take this opportunity to further boost UK-China higher education cooperation and create a model for high-level transnational education innovation and cooperation particularly in the private higher education sector.
Profile of Geely Talent Group and its Online Education Platform--Xin Wei Education
Geely Talent Development Group was founded by Mr. Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Holding Group, a Global Fortune 500 company, and a national entrepreneur. It is a global higher education development platform for Geely Holding Group.
Introduction to ItsOnline Education Platform-Xin Wei Education
1. Introduction to Xin Wei Education
Hainan Xin Wei Education Technology Co., Ltd. (Xin Wei Education) is affiliated to Geely Talent Group, and is committed to sharing educational resources and establishing a new paradigm of talent training with "thousands of people with thousands of faces".
Xin Wei Education adheres to the higher education genes of Geely Talent Group. Through in-depth cooperation with enterprises and universities, it completes the development and introduction of high-quality courses, and closely integrates teaching activities such as teaching, practical training, examination, evaluation, and practice. While providing all-round learning services, it helps teachers to complete teaching development training, realize teaching method reform, and form a virtuous cycle of teaching.
Xin Wei Education will be learner-oriented, constantly explore new scenarios of theoretical teaching and practical application, empower education and talents with technology, and help more people achieve higher value.
2. Our advantages
(1) Professional and rich learning resources
Xin Wei Education is aimed at higher education students and all kinds of non-academic training students. The platform has established nearly 400 network core courses, with a total course duration of more than 300,000 minutes, covering: academician courses, professional courses, general courses, ideological and political courses, Geely Xuetang courses and short video micro-courses of various knowledge points.
(2) One-stop "teaching-learning-management-service" platform
The platform provides a full range of one-stop software services for education, learning, educational administration, learner services and social networking: online and offline hybrid teaching software, learning behavior data statistics, teaching grade management system, teaching quality monitoring platform, data visualization background , learning forums and social gardens, etc. Help partner institutions to build professional information, digital and intelligent service systems.
(3) Exclusively compiled digital courseware
Based on the existing curriculum resources, Xin Wei Education reconstructs and configures the teaching content, condenses the essence of knowledge points, and uses text, audio, video and other methods to help students summarize the key points and form a convenient knowledge carrier.
Profile of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge(EICC)：
ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC) is a British Educational Institution that provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes with our co-branded academic partners, and executive education, workshops, conferences, and seminars in various subjects, locally, internationally, and globally, working with Partners in the United Kingdom, Asia, Africa North America and the Middle East.
ELITE is an acronym of E-Learning of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. It was during the COVID-19 pandemic that ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC) was consolidated and re-created. Still, its history can be traced back to 2006, when a group of outstanding management scholars launched CAMOT during IAMOT  International Conference in Tsinghua University.
IAMOT  International Conference at Tsinghua University
The four colleges: Innovation College, Technology College, Entrepreneurship College and Global Leadership College that we have established based upon the 15 years of accumulation of global academic resources. The colleges provide an academic arm of EICC, as well as extra liberal arts curriculum to our degree and non-degree programmes, and qualifications that we deliver for the enhancement of student journey which delivers alongside our degree awarding power universities.
Four colleges of EICC
Further, our Agoura ELITE O2O Innovative Structure is what differentiates EICC from conventional higher education. This structure is based upon the education of innovation and entrepreneurship, delivered through a novel platform that challenges the traditional ways of learning. Coupled with prestigious academic quality, global engagement, and strategic collaboration with worldwide partners, EICC provides significant value to its students.
EICC headquarterat St. John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Our strength lies in our innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that underpins a holistic educational framework and a unique pedagogy with online capabilities to create a focused and flexible environment for our learners. This environment combines online learning and offline delivery centres in cities around the world, which extends access to provide engaged social learning experience. This learning model combines explicit and tacit knowledge transfer that is entrenched in human learning behaviour and contributes to the delivery of an enriched and enhanced student experience.
EICC headquarterat St. John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
In addition, EICC's global research and engagement, which includes EICC’s Global Innovation Webinar series and the Global University President Forum, develops and sustains worldwide higher education, research and global engagement, creates globally connected learning and practice communities so as to enhance the learning journey and student experience. We are privileged to be a strategic partner of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
Over a decade, we have been successfully organizing international conferences and forums with global universities, including Tsinghua University (CAMOT Conference 2014 Beijing) and University of Cambridge (CAMOT Conference 2016 Cambridge) and University of Law (University President Forum 2021 London) with university presidents, vice-chancellors, deans, experts, scholars, government officials and doctoral candidates in the field of higher education participated in the events.
We are also honored to be Agora co-branded strategic partners with Trinity Western University (TWU) in Canada, along with University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and University of Law (ULaw), Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in the United Kingdom. We are also in the delivery of degree and non-degree undergraduate, postgraduate, and taught & research programmes in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
We look forward to having sincere cooperation with like-minded people and institutions to meet the opportunities and challenges of global higher education in the epidemic and post-epidemic era. Leading educational innovation and promoting educational innovation together.
 China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT).
 International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).
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