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Liverpool and Shanghai alliance turns 25

Education providers in Liverpool are coming together with Liverpool City Council to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city’s partnership with Shanghai.

Celebrations will see invited partners joining a business mission to China, to give education providers in the city the opportunity to meet with senior government decision-makers, as well as business and academic networks. The trip will span four days, with it being backed by Liverpool and Shanghai’s local governments, as well as the central UK government.

The aim of the mission will be to support education, learning and skills providers in Liverpool with access to the Chinese market, as well as to promote Liverpool as a place for young people internationally to study, visit and invest. The existing innovation partnership between Liverpool and Shanghai will also be strengthened through Higher Education networks.

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According to Liverpool City Council, the programme for the trip could consist of:

  • An education agent workshop
  • International school visits
  • University collaboration
  • An education stakeholder roundtable
  • Meetings with education authorities and government in Shanghai
  • Partner-led activities

Cabinet Member for Growth and Economy at Liverpool City Council, Cllr Nick Small, said:

“Liverpool’s relationship with Shanghai is very special, not least because of our historic connection through Europe’s oldest Chinese community.

“But our relationship is not just rooted in the past, it has prospered over the past 25 years, evidenced by the close partnerships between our respective universities and the opportunities these academic connections can bring to our local business community.

“This special delegation to Shanghai in June provides a great platform to boost our existing links with Shanghai in education, trade, culture, tourism, sports, and community exchanges, as well as helping to identify new partnership opportunities in targeted areas.

“It’s a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to decision-makers and network at the highest level with British and Chinese agencies.”


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