20-21 March 2021
Hosted by University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference call was suspended for a period of time. Now that a new date for the conference has been set, we are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts has been reopened. The conference will be held on 20-21 March 2021 at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Speakers and attendees who experience travel restrictions will be able to participate online.
Preparation for intercultural engagement, whether in China or beyond, is now an important aspect of young people’s education. As students in higher education seek opportunities for study abroad and/or study alongside their international peers in their Chinese institutions, they need intercultural communication resources to support their learning and engagement. Employers also need interculturally competent graduates who can operate in increasingly globalized and intercultural contexts. Furthermore, national policies have highlighted intercultural learning in Chinese higher education, and intercultural learning has been mandated by the Chinese Ministry of Education within its English language teaching guidelines.
This 2-day conference aims to gather researchers, teachers, administrative and management staff in higher education, commercial providers of educational products and services, and policy makers for workshops and presentations on intercultural learning in higher education in China. By advancing dialogue between researchers and practitioners, building bridges between global and local perspectives, and reflecting on theories and practices of intercultural learning in higher education, a deeper understanding of intercultural education in Chinese higher education can be gained. In addition to invited and selected papers and posters (see below), the conference will offer workshops for teachers and trainers based on the intercultural learning materials developed within the RICH-Ed project.
The registration system is reopening now! Please click http://www.rich-ed.com:8080/web/#/ and registrate to the conference.
We are calling for presentation and poster abstracts. Please find more information about abstract submission from http://www.rich-ed.com/index.php?s=/Show/index/cid/14/id/106.html
20 March 2021*
Free of charge, including workshop materials and refreshments.
21 March 2021*
*The date shall be postponed in complying with the local government's stipulations.
Registration and Fee Payment
Conference registration fees
All fees are quoted in RMB. Conference Registration includes conference materials and entry to all conference sessions, the Welcome Reception, the Banquet and Tea Breaks. If you would like to participate in the conference onsite, please complete your payment before March 1st 2021. If you would like to participate in the conference online, please leave the ‘payment voucher’ empty in the registration system.
Please note: If your abstract is accepted, your poster/conference presentation position will not be secured until you complete your payment. If you have any query about paying your registration fees, please contact us via RICH-Ed@nottingham.edu.cn.
*Full-time postgraduate students. Valid student ID must be presented at the registration desk. Full registration fee will apply if current student ID is not provided.
**Online participation may be influenced by the time difference, Internet connection and the capacity of online meeting platform. We are sorry that we cannot offer you any physical conference materials. Workshop is not included for online participation.
There will be a free workshop day (including workshop materials and refreshments) for all participants who have registered and paid for the conference day. To secure your place of this free workshop, a 200 RMB deposit is requested. The deposit will be refunded when you register on site. However, if you are absent from the workshop, your deposit will NOT be refunded.
Method of payment
Please make the payment via online registration system (www.rich-ed.com:8080/web/).
1. For conference registration fee: Please enter relevant information according to the conference fee payment system of the Financial Department of UNNC. The reference No. is RICHED.
2. For workshop deposit: Please note “Your name+Your institution” when you make the deposit.
3. Both the registration fee and workshop deposit should be paid via WeChat Pay.
4. Invoice will be offered when you register on-site.
5. If you are not able to pay via WeChat, please send an email to RICH-Ed@nottingham.edu.cn for the instruction of off-line payment.
6. We recommend you pay via WeChat. However, if you are not able to pay by WeChat, please pay by T/T transfer to following university bank account noting “RICHED + Your name”:
• Bank Name: 宁波诺丁汉大学 Bank of China Ningbo Branch
• Bank Address: 139 Yao Hang Street Ningbo China
• Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ92A
• Bank Account Number: 376658330575
• Bank Account Name: University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Please email your transfer receipt to RICH-Ed@nottingham.edu.cn with your name attached.
Registration cancellation policy
All cancellations must be made via registration system (www.rich-ed.com:8080/web/). Please submit your application to RICH-Ed@nottingham.edu.cn after your registration is approved. All application will be processed before the start of conference. You will be fully refunded before March 1st 2021 and 50% refunded before March 10th 2021. After March 10th 2021, no fees will be refunded.
Bank or WeChat transaction fees which result from sending the refund to your account will not be covered by the Conference Organizing Committee. Transaction fees will be within your responsibility.
Cancellations of travel reservation and hotel reservation are the exclusive responsibility of the registrant and will not be processed by the Conference Organizing Committee.