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V isiting 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).

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Visiting international practitioners

Prof. Dr. Eckart Lange

Department of Landscape

The University of Sheffield

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Department of Landscape Staffing

Core Academic Staff, 14 FT/PT

University Teachers, 4 PT

Administration and Technical Staff, 6 FT/PT

3rd party funded researchers (6)

3 Visiting Professors

Associate Tutors (ca. 20)

International Academic Visitors (ca. 5)

International Visitors

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Department of Landscape

300 UG/PG/PGR students

  • Approx. 40% Home
  • Approx. 60% Overseas
  • majority from China
  • Staff
  • 1 Overseas
  • 4 EU
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Motivation:

strengthen strategic links with leading Chinese Universities

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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
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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, TongjiUniversity
  • All three have their own design practices
  • Visiting groups
  • Students
  • professionals (China Landscape Architecture magazine)
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Piggybacking on existing arrangements

PhD students were sent to pick them up.

London: 1st class rail

Manchester: Taxi

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PR

E-mails to Landscape Institute

Sheffield City Council

Faculty of Social Sciences

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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.
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Huge PR effect for the Department.

  • Before
  • Posters in the Department
  • E-mails to faculty
  • E-mails to the profession, Landscape Institute
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • After
  • Newsletter
  • Website
  • Video available online
  • Facebook
  • Twitter