HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc293-7W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about current cultural and educational links between educational institutions in the United Kingdom and China.

Mr. Jackson

This Department keeps no record of links between educational institutions in this country and China. The British Council, with funds from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Overseas Development Administration, administers a variety of cultural and educational programmes. A list of current activity under the academic links with china scheme (ALCS) is as follows:

Year ALCS support ends Chinese Institution United Kingdom Institution Subject Main contact
1990–91 Institute of Economic Research Beijing University CHI/992/96 University of Cambridge Faculty, Board of Economics and Politics Development Economics Dr. A. Hughes
1990–91 Beijing College of Commerce CHI/992/97 Lancashire Polytechnic Business and Management Education Mr. N. Maynard
1990–91 Xiamen University CHI/992/90 City University Electrochemistry Professor A. C. Tseung
1989–90 Shanghai Fisheries College CHI/992/101 Humberside College of Education Fisheries Education and Research Mr. R. Blair
1989–90 Ministry of Urban and Rural Construction and Environmental Protection (MURCEP) CHI/992/102 Strathclyde University (ABACUS) Building Design Professor T. Maver
1988–89 University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing CHI/992/106 Lancaster University Management Education Methods Mrs. M. E. McClintock
1989–90 Chinese Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources CHI/992/107 Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Natural Resources Mr. J. N. R. Jeffers
1989–90 Central South Institute of Technology, Changsha CHI/992/110 UMIST Metallurgy and Materials Professor E. Smith and Dr. R. Taylor
1989–90 Beijing Institute of Labour Protection Queen Mary College Coal Combustion and Power Plant Design Dr. J. Sharpe
1989–90 Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) CHI/992/112 School of Oriental and African Studies Chinese History Dr. D. Pollard
1988–89 Chengdu University of Science and Technology CHI/992/114 Dundee University Civil Engineering Professor A. Vardy
1989–90 Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Crop Protection and Plant Biotechnology CHI/992/115 Rothamsted Experimental Station Forestry Sciences Dr. T. Lewis
1989–90 Shanghai Jiaotong University CHI/992/116 Birmingham University English Language Teaching Professor J. Sinclair
1990–91 Xian University CHI/992/119 St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and Trinity College, London Medical Science and Clinical Medicine Professor P. Richards and Dr. C. Seymour
1989–90 Zheijiang Agricultural University CHI/992/121 University of Newcastle upon Tyne Soil Science Studies Professor K. Syers
1989–90 Institute of West Asian and African Studies, CASS CHI/992/122 Exeter University Middle Eastern Studies Dr. T. C. Niblock
1990–91 Institute of Philosophy, Beijing CHI/992/124 Royal Institute of Philosophy Philosophy Dr. M. Tiles
1989–90 Beijing Normal University and Hangzou CHI/992/125 University of Sussex Education Dr. K. Lewin
1990–91 Tianjin University of Science and Technology CHI/992/126 Manchester University Internal Combustion Engine Professor D. E. Winterbone
1989–90 Shenzhen and Chongsha University CHI/992/127 Manchester University Polymer Chemistry Dr. C. Booth
1990–91 Tongji University CHI/992/128 Bradford University Mathematics Modelling (of Flow and Pollution Transport) Professor R. A. Falconer
1990–91 Xian Jiaotong University CHI/992/130 Strathclyde University Institutional Link (Business Studies) Mr. R. L. Crawford
1990–91 Northern Jiaoton University CHI/992/131 Oxford Polytechnic Town Planning Mr. T. E. Mervyn-Jones
1990–91 East China Petroleum Institute CHI/992/132 Herriot-Watt University Petroleum Engineering Professor Stuart
1990–91 Shanghai University of Technology CHI/992/133 Manchester University Fluid Mechanics Dr. J. Turner

Year ALCS support ends Chinese Institution United Kingdom Institution Subject Main contact
1990–91 Shanxi Agricultural University CHI/992/134 UCw Aberystwyth Agricultural Sciences Mr. G. Brown
1990–91 Institute of Quantitative Economics, CASS, Beijing CHI/992/135 Herriot-Watt University Economics Professor Hare
1990–91 Nanjing Institute of Meteorology CHI/992/136 Edinburgh University Meteorology Dr. Weston
1990–91 Lanzhao and Xinjiang University CHI/992/137 Liverpool, Institute of Tropical Medicine Tropical Medicine Dr. New
1990–91 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts CHI/992/138 Slade School of Fine Art Fine Arts Professor George Cohen
1990–91 People's University, Beijing CHI/992/139 Aston University Management Education Professor J. Child
1990–91 State Science and Technology Commission, Beijing CHI/992/140 Aston University Science Policy Dr. F. Steward
1990–91 Tianjin College of Finance and Economics CHI/992/141 North East London Polytechnic Management Economics Mr. G. Minshaw
1990–91 China Research Academy for Environmental Sciences, Beijing CHI/992/142 Liverpool University Environmental Sciences Professor Dix
1991–92 Beijing University of Iron and Steel Technology CHI/992/143 Lancaster University Higher Education Administration Dr. P. Summerfield
1991–92 Hauzhong Normal University CHI/992/145 South Bank Polytechnic Information and Technology Dr. J. G. Taylor
1991–92 East China Normal University CHI/992/146 University of London Institute of Education Education Professor A. Taylor
1991–92 Shanghai Jiatong University CHI/992/147 Queen Mary College Mechanical Engineering Professor W. A. Woods
1991–92 Institute of Scientific and Technical Information CHI/992/148 Ealing College of Higher Education Information Science Mr. James Shearer
1991–92 Nanjing University CHI/992/149 Edinburgh University History Professor Dickinson
1991–92 Chongqing University CHI/992/150 Leicester University Space Physics Dr. J. Beynon
1991–92 Dalian University of Technology CHI/992/152 Hydraulics Research Ltd. Hydraulics Research Dr. E. P. Hart
1991–92 Beijing University Applied Mathematical Studies CHI/992/153 Leeds University - Professor D. B. Inghare
1991–92 Fudan University CHI/992/154 University of Essex International Politics Professor A. King
1991–92 North China Institute of Electrical power CHI/992/155 Queens University, Belfast Electrical Engineering Mr. B. W. Hogg

In addition, it is estimated that there are currently about 3,000 Chinese students in this country, under a variety of award schemes. The British Government provide approximately 1,000 of these awards.

There is also a small programme involving Chinese teachers who come to the United Kingdom to work with local education authorities for up to one academic year. In the current year, 10 Chinese teachers are attached to LEAs. Four United Kingdom teachers have visited China under this programme this year. Some administrative support for this programme is provided by the central bureau, a body grant-aided by this Department.