Developing RAU enterprise internationally
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) was very pleased to welcome RAC alumnus Dr Tiger Wang, back to Cirencester today (24 May 2016).
Dr Wang, Chairman of the Sinocampus Company in Beijing and Secretary-General of The Chinese Society of Education, was accompanied by Mr Shi Daifeng, Chief Editor of Jingran Beijing Education Culture Media Co (one of the big three publishing houses in China). Discussions with Stephen Thomas, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Katherine Duke, Head of Enterprise at the RAU, focused on enterprise development and encouraging entrepreneurship.
This visit comes after the RAU was granted 20 new Tier1 (graduate entrepreneur) international visas from the Government through the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) agency, the maximum allocation to British universities, recognising the increasing success of the RAU in terms of enterprise.
It also follows the recent invitation for the RAU to co-host an international conference in China on ‘developing the graduate entrepreneur’ in 2017, also being supported by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hangzhou. Not only is Hangzhou considered one of the most beautiful cities in China, it is home to the globally known Alibaba Group and Wanxiang Group entrepreneurs.
Professor Paul Davies said: “We are delighted to be gaining this international recognition for RAU enterprise, after so many years of hard work by Steve Thomas, Simon King, and Katy Duke. I hope it will continue to bring substantial new opportunities to the university in the years ahead – and I am sure it will.”