Updated: Oct 29, 2021
EICC Global Staff and EICC Friends and Associates Meeting was successfully held and hosted by Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President of EICC at ST Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge, on the 27th of August 2021, with EICC staff, friends and associates from 8 countries attending this wonderful online and offline event.
St Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge
Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder and President
At the beginning of meeting, Professor Richard Li-Hua expressed his warm welcome to colleagues in eight different countries. He summarized what has been so far achieved in EICC since the formal launch of EICC last November.
He highlighted that we have reached an important milestone that we’ve obtained a "degree-granting power partner" to achieve the function of self-creation of blood and lay a solid foundation for the next step to obtain the university’s title and degree-granting power. We successfully signed a strategic cooperation agreement with University of West Scotland (UWS) through a franchise model to deliver the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Project Management, Master of Digital Marketing and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), with extra curriculum by combing with our ELITE unique courses related to Innovation Management, Technology Management, Global Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership Development. Students who complete their studies successfully will obtain a degree certificate from UWS. In addition, we also signed strategic cooperation agreements with Ulster University, Canterbury Christ Church University, etc.
Secondly, we reached an agreement that in collaboration with China Association of Higher Education Association (CAHE), and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and University of Law (ULaw), to co-organize "University Presidents Forum" in London (University of Law, London, UK) and Guangzhou (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China) on December 10-12 this year. We have shared the list of more than 100 high-level, high-standard, and well-known university presidents to be invited by both parties. This forum will help EICC build a global reputation, a strong marketing position and a global university alliance.
Thirdly, we have been successfully continuously holding the "Global Innovation Webinar", co-organized with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Research Center for Technology Innovation (RCTI), Tsinghua University and the China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT), to expand our global influence. Our distinguished speakers include senior officials of the United Nations and OECD, former national leaders, university presidents, experts and scholars. The guests attending the conference were from China, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Portugal, the United States, Singapore, Australia, the United States, and Canada.
Professor Richard Li-Hua highlighted that I am pleased that we have a dedicated global team, which is the key to enable EICC to deliver a great success. He also made arrangement for prioritizing some key matters and works in the coming new academic years.
Paul Palmer, HR Director
HR Director, Paul Palmer, who has an extensive background in human resources management, having worked with global firms during his over 30 years of experiences in business, expressed that teamwork was super important for an organization’ future. He showed his confidence in this global team and the future of EICC.
Professor John Han, Co-founder
Professor John Han, Co-founder of EICC, is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Davis College in the United States, shared his entrepreneurial story as a case study of making EICC a great success. He introduced how he built and managed Davis College from 0 to 1 and from 1 to n. He explained some key points to the success of a university, which include teamwork, making proper strategy with clear vision, mission, goal and plan, different leadership style and execution plan, results-oriented with passion and positive attitude. In addition, he emphasized, “Professor Richard Li-Hua has a strong leadership with resilience. We have almost everything in place. I am pretty sure this EICC journey will be successful.” He stated that EICC is heading in the right direction under the current pandemic situation. In addition, he showed how lessons learned from Davis College to support the success of EICC that we focus on different academic areas, but we shared the similar vision, mission, goal, and plan, as well as leadership style, which was the reason why he was confident to help with the development of EICC.
Professor Yinshan TANG, Strategic Advisor
Yinshan TANG, Strategic Advisor of EICC, who is the Vice Dean of Henley Business School, Reading University, UK, expressed that he shared the same vision with Professor Richard Li-Hua and had determination together with the team to lead EICC a bright future. He stated three pointes. Firstly, we had a great vision. The 800 years’ education model was faced a big challenge during the pandemic. He mentioned that a few years ago, Professor Richard Li-Hua believed that there was new way to deliver the education in the era of digitalization. With the convenient internet system, we were better connected among different cultures and countries. He highlighted the cultural differences, which is not only on the conversation, culture or knowledge, but also depends on how we deliver and how we learn. Because EICC applies the online and offline system, which help students and staff reduce the cultural differences. Secondly, he said that EICC had a unique and wonderful opportunity due to the pandemic. EICC’s O2O structure was great, which was fitted with the current situation. We should move faster to build a more stable foundation. Thirdly, Prof. Tang expressed that he witnessed the journey of the development of the College, which started from a little spark idea to today’s milestone. “I saw the very beginning of EICC, the picture in Professor Richard Li-Hua’s mind. Now we do have those fantastic people from 8 countries working together. We have moved forward so fast and reached somehow an important milestone. I believe with Professor Richard Li-Hua’s leadership and his talented hard working. Obviously the EICC’s future will be bright.”
Ramu Damodaran, Strategic Advisor
Ramu Damodaran, Strategic Advisor of EICC, is the first Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact (2010-2021). As an old friend of Professor Richard Li-Hua, he shared Professor Richard Li-Hua’ story of how he led CAMOT from an idea to a successful global academic institution. He remarked that “Winning is not about fighting. You can win with the securing of your dream and ambition. Enter 21st Century, we are in the situation where that we are having capability to take on responsibility in innovation. We need t