GMEP 2016, Nankai Meets North America

2016/07/13 hits:4500

This summer has seen Nankai Business School (NKBS) host about 25 students of 2 groups from North America respectively for the Global Management Education Program (GMEP).


In May, 13 students from the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA came to Nankai for 17-day studies, the 8th time that the university participated in the school’s GMEP program since 2008. During their stay in Tianjin, they attended lectures and seminars taught by NKBS’s top academics, and paid field visits to such locally-renowned enterprises as Master Kong, SPDB, and 101 Maker MOHO Company, etc., which gave them an intuitive understanding of China’s business. Meanwhile, they engaged, together with students from local universities, in sports events and culture sessions including Chinese calligraphy, Kungfu, tea art, and Chinese gourmet. From these activities the group experienced the charisma of traditional Chinese culture and built friendship with Chinese students.


Another group from Laval University, Canada came on July 9th-July 11th. In the opening ceremony, the keynote speech on Tianjin’s history and development, delivered by Zhao Wei, founder of the GMEP program, generated their great interest in the city. And the following 2 days were an intense experience of Chinese business and culture: in the Tianjin City Planning Hall, the students marveled at Tianjin rapid development; at Tiandy, they learnt about the production of China’s top monitoring equipment; and the Chinese martial art shown at the Tianjin Huo Yuanjia Civil and Military School won their great admiration…


Both groups of students were fulfilled with the program, and some expressed willingness to come to Tianjin and study at Nankai in the future.

GMEP, initiated by NKBS in 2005, is a short-term learning and exchange program with the goal of providing students with academic and applied management knowledge through rich cultural and social activities. The program has successfully held dozens of sessions for undergraduates, MBA and EMBA students as well as entrepreneurs and senior government officials from North America, Latin America, Europe, and South Asia.