About the OXCEP

As one of the oldest colleges in the University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall aims to further its various China development projects. The Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) is a task force specifically established for St Edmund Hall and solely based at St Edmund Hall, in order to spearhead and implement such projects, including the related forums and workshops, distinguished speaker lectures, economics courses, visiting fellow programme and visiting student programme at St Edmund Hall. Professor John Knight, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, takes primary responsibility for the academic contents of such courses and programmes.

* Forums and Workshops

The Forums and Workshops on the Chinese economy held at St Edmund Hall would invite top economists and key economic decision-makers to discuss issues relating to the Chinese economy, thereby building an influential link between Oxford academic economists, St Edmund Hall, and the highest levels of the Chinese Government.

* Distinguished Speaker Lectures

The Distinguished Speaker Lectures would invite world-renowned academic economists or economic decision-makers to give open lectures on aspects of the Chinese economy. The most prestigious event would be held annually or semi-annually.

* Economics Courses for Chinese Officials

The Economics Courses for Chinese Officials are to train graduates involved in economic management in national, provincial or municipal government, or in state-owned or state-controlled enterprises, who would likely be nominated by the Chinese Government on the basis of their potential to reach high-level policy-making decisions.

* Visiting Fellow Programme

The Visiting Fellow Programme would invite top Chinese economic scholars to spend time at St Edmund Hall, in order to conduct research on the Chinese economy. St Edmund Hall alone would make the final appointment decision.

* Visiting Student Programme

The Visiting Student Programme would be part of the existing St Edmund Hall Visiting Student Programme. The students would attend for a full Oxford academic year. St Edmund Hall alone would make the final admission decisions.


About the College

St Edmund Hall is one of the 38 colleges of Oxford University. It has more than 500 students, studying a wide range of subjects including Economics. It contains the China Growth Centre. Long before any colleges at Oxford were built, the scholars of Oxford lived and were taught in small communities and houses known as halls, organised and ruled by a Master of Arts. Of these original Oxford communities, only St Edmund Hall through accidents of history still survives, now as a full College of the University. The earliest written record of St Edmund Hall dates back to 1317. The College took its name from St Edmund of Abingdon, who is traditionally believed to have lived and taught here in the early thirteenth century. It is situated in the heart of Oxford , five minutes walk from the centre of the city. For more information about St Edmund Hall, please visit the St Edmund Hall website.


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