Presentation on theme: "Visiting international practitioners Prof. Dr. Eckart Lange Department of Landscape The University of Sheffield."— Presentation transcript:
Visiting international practitioners Prof. Dr. Eckart Lange Department of Landscape The University of Sheffield
Department of Landscape Staffing Core Academic Staff, 14 FT/PT University Teachers, 4 PT Administration and Technical Staff, 6 FT/PT 3 rd party funded researchers (6) International Academic Visitors (ca. 5)Associate Tutors (ca. 20) 3 Visiting Professors International Visitors
Department of Landscape 300 UG/PG/PGR students Approx. 40% Home Approx. 60% Overseas majority from China Staff 1 Overseas 4 EU
Shouldn’t there be a more diverse input?
Motivation: strengthen strategic links with leading Chinese Universities
Rankings of Chinese Universities At the very top Tsinghua University Peking University Very top in our field Beijing Forestry University Tongji University Several members of the Department have visited Chinese Universities on several occasions in recent years. I have visited/lectured at all four in 2012/2013
Internationalisation Visiting academics and practitioners 3 high-profile guest speakers from China -Prof. Kongjian Yu, Peking University -Prof. Hu Jie, Tsinghua University -Prof. Binyi Liu, Tongji University All three have their own design practices Visiting groups -Students -professionals (China Landscape Architecture magazine)
Piggybacking on existing arrangements PhD students were sent to pick them up. London: 1 st class rail Manchester: Taxi
PR s to Landscape Institute Sheffield City Council Faculty of Social Sciences …
Effect on students a very positive effect on our international students. They all know the speakers, but most of them will have never met them. a very positive effect on our home students. They realised that in China innovative projects are undertaken. Appreciation of the diversity in the department.
Huge PR effect for the Department. Before Posters in the Department s to faculty s to the profession, Landscape Institute Facebook Twitter After Newsletter Website Video available online Facebook Twitter