Training and Advising

LSE provides tailored training programmes for a range of Chinese organisations. LSE experts are also engaged in advisory and consulting positions on economic and social reforms in China. Below are some examples of these training and advisory projects. 

Executive Public Policy Training Programme (EPPTP)

The current training programme has been running since 2006. The training is over a 9 week period in July and August each year. Around 50 senior government officials from around China are selected for each programme, by the 4 institutions involved in the project - LSE, Sciences Po, Columbia University, and Peking University - in association with the training section of the Central Organization Division. The principal aim of the programme is to provide education and training for government officials to develop their functional expertise, strategic perspectives, and public policy management tools.

To view the latest outline of teaching on the most recent programme click here.

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Visiting Scholars Programme

In December 2007, LSE, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a Visiting Scholars programme for 2 mid-level government officials, each on a 6 months visit, to LSE IDEAS - Diplomacy and Strategy@LSE. The programme is funded by the British Embassy, Beijing, and the project was signed off by Foreign Secretary, David Miliband and the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi (LSE alumnus, Class of 1975).

The programme was renewed in March 2010.

For further details click here.

International Department, Central Committee of CPC (ID-CPC), Visiting Scholars Programme

From 2011, with funding from the British Embassy Beijing, a suitably qualified official from China's ID-CPC can spend 6 months at LSE IDEAS as a Visiting Scholar. The scholar should work on a piece of research at LSE, which will have a direct and positive impact on a policy area on their return to China.

Chevening Scholars and Lectures 

LSE continues to be one of the most popular destination in the UK for officials from Chinese government and state-owned enterprises who are in receipt of Chevening Scholarships for Master level study. LSE academics also contribute to the development of the large Chevening alumni groups around China, with the participation of LSE academics in a lecture series launched in Beijing in the latter half of 2008.

20 August 2009 - Prof. Danny Quah, Head of Department of Economics, LSE - China and the Global Economic Recovery, British Embassy Beijing. For lecture slides click here.

11 August 2009 - Prof. Arne Westad, Co-Director of LSE IDEAS - Diplomacy and Strategy @ LSE - The Unipolar Moment? From the Cold War to the Present in International Affairs, British Embassy Beijing. No lecture slides, for more information on LSE IDEAS click here and on Prof. Arne Westad click here.

July 2009 - Prof. Alistair McGuire, Chair of Health Economics and Head of the Department of Social Policy, LSE - Health Care Expenditure: What do we know?, British Embassy, Beijing. For lecture slides click here.

December 2008 - Bridget Hutter, professor and director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE -  Delicate Balance: Social Science Perspectives on Risk Regulation, British Embassy, Beijing. For lecture slides click here.

October 2008 - Howard Davies, LSE Director - China and Financial Reform, British Ambassador's Residence, Beijing. For lecture slides click here.

Further Information

Other LSE academics are engaged in a variety of consulting and advisory projects with government, non-governmental and international organisations in China. For further details on LSE academics visit LSE Experts or specific queries can be addressed to Dr. Brendan Smith.