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GEC Culture Story: Looking Back at 2022 & Looking Forward to 2023
At GEC, we held internal review meetings both quarterly and annually to exchange updates on current events and initiatives and find opportunities for improvement with an aim to better support our students, faculty, and staff. At Teaching & Research Center, we deem it particularly essential as we strive to move our company closer to the vision of providing unapparelled opportunities to access the world’s most advanced and rigorous resources to students to help them succeed in academia and their careers. It has also become one of the important dates for team-building activities that are meant for deepening relationships and fostering cooperation among different teams. Besides, as the GEC team expands almost every month, internal review meetings provide an opportunity for introducing new faces in the team.
International Education Forum on Building Innovation Capability for the Future & Grand Opening of GEC Academy Suzhou Regional Office
GEC Academy, in collaboration with the Academy of Future Education, Xi’an Jiao Tong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), OxfordAQA, and SJTU - GEC Center of Innovative Design for Interdisciplinary Studies held the International Education Forum on Building Innovation Capability for the Future for education leaders, professionals and experts from international schools, colleges, and universities on December 18, 2022, in Suzhou. The event also highlighted GEC becoming an official partner of XJTLU and the opening of GEC’s new branch office in Suzhou.
The 2022 Annual Conference of International Competency Development Committee of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy & Forum Held In Beijing
On November 25 and 26, the International Competency Development Committee of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS), in collaboration with Shanghai Normal University, and UNESCO Teacher Education Center, hosted the 2022 Annual Conference & Forum on Global Competence Development. The conference, jointly organized by GEC Academy, brought together partners from across the spectrum.
Architect of PISA and Global Competence Endorses GEC Academy’s Work
GEC Academy’s work in building “international competence” courses and modules with top-ranking universities in China has been enthusiastically acknowledged by Mr. Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s Director for Education and Skills. Mr Schleicher is widely known for his work in initiating and overseeing the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)...Mr Schleicher expressed his willingness to participate in the process to facilitate and promote global competence building in China, through working with GEC Academy and other educational organizations.
GEC Academy hosted the Interdisciplinary Innovation Talent Cultivation Forum and Interdisciplinary Project-based Teaching Achievement Exhibition at the 2022 China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week
The Parallel Forum of Interdisciplinary Innovation Talent Cultivation Forum and Interdisciplinary Project-based Teaching Achievement Exhibition at the 2022 China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW) was jointly hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and GEC Academy on August 24, 2022, in Guizhou Province.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between Shenzhen University, the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, and GEC Advanced Studies Institute
On 28 June 2022, GEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shenzhen University (SZU) and the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (CoCE) at a virtual signing ceremony officiated by Sheng Yan, President of GEC Academy and Executive Director of GEC-Advanced Studies Institute (GEC-ASI). The partnership aims to establish a collaboration between the three institutions for international cultural, educational, and training cooperation.
Online Seminar on the Content Development and Implementation of “Global Competence Development Course”
On May 22nd, 2022, GEC Academy along with the International Competence Development Committee in the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy organized and held an online seminar on the Content Development and Implementation of the “Global Competence Development Course” Series for further improvements of the courses. Several former senior officials of international organizations and professors from top universities in China were invited to share their insights and feedback regarding the current development of the courses.
GEC 2022 College Admissions Results
(Updated on May 1st, 2022)
We are very delighted to take the time in May to congratulate our outstanding students on their exciting 2022 college and university admissions results. They've all put in a lot of effort while attending GEC online research seminars on their path to admission, and we're extremely proud of every one of them. The following statistics are based on students’ feedback we received and do not represent all student admissions results. According to the collected data, in 2022, GEC students received about 1,200 offers, with 874 master program and 338 undergraduate program. They did quite well with schools highlighted in US News & QS World University Rankings.
GEC Academy Always Stands Firmly with Our Employees: Care Package for the Entire GEC Shanghai Team
Last month, another wave of COVID-19 hit Shanghai, resulting in a continuous lockdown in many areas. GEC Academy has hundreds of employees based in Shanghai, who were required to undergo home quarantine temporarily. With the concerns that the unexpected severe pandemic would cause transportation and delivery problems and food shortages, we began making preparations for this resurgence of COVID-19 at an early stage, contacting local suppliers and delivery personnel to mail a package of fresh food to each employee, some of our partner professors and students in Shanghai.
Opening Ceremony of Ten-Week Columbia University Program on Instruction and Leadership Development for Faculty Members of Shenzhen University Successfully Launched Last Month
The opening ceremony on March 16th, hosted by Sheng Yan, the academic committee chair of GEC Academy, marked the initiation of the Ten-Week Program on Instruction and Leadership Development designed for Shenzhen University (Shengzhen U). This program lasts for 10 weeks from March 16th to May 25th, with 2 online sessions a week, and a total of 45 Shenzhen U teachers participating in this program.
SCUT Students Enjoyed the 2022 Winter Overseas Masters Course X Global Competency Course Organized and Designed by GEC Academy
We are very excited to announce that the Overseas Masters Course and Global Competency Course designed for the School of Future Technology at the South China University of Technology (SCUT) have been successfully completed. Organized and designed by GEC Academy, students from the School of Future Technology gave exceptionally positive feedback of the courses they took during the winter vacation in 2022.
The Expert Committee of International Competence Talent Development under the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS) signed a cooperation agreement with GEC Academy
GEC Academy and the Expert Committee of International Competency Talent Training under CSEDS held a signing ceremony in Beijing, China. Together, the two parties signed a formal Cooperation Agreement. Under this agreement, two entities will establish a Course Research and Development group to set up courses regarding international competence development.
New Strategic Collaboration between GEC and The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
We are beyond excited to officially announce that GEC Academy and the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (CoCE) have established a new strategic collaboration for international cultural, educational exchanges, and training...
GEC Academy Wishes You a Happy 2022
It's time to wave to 2021, a year of change and opportunity all over the world. Every end, however, marks a new beginning. 2022 will arrive with the unknown. By simply being around our teachers, professors and students, we can embrace 2022 and pursue the growth that lies ahead. Keeping our spirit and determination unshaken, we will always walk the path of glory. With courage, faith and great effort, we will fulfil all your wishes. And I wish you a happy New Year.
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CEI-OB : First Experiment of ‘Leadership Preference Study’ Established in November 2021
From the beginning of October, research fellows at GEC and Dr. Kim, together with his Ph.D. students, started to prepare for our first collaborative experiment- Leadership Preference Study. The study aims to understand individuals’ preferences for leaders, for example, what are some characteristics and behaviors individuals would like to see in a leader...
Recap of 2021 GEC Academy Annual Faculty Meeting
On December 9th, GEC Academy held an annual faculty meeting for its faculties, professors, and instructors. This meeting concluded this year’s performance and provided a vision for 2022. During the meeting, three main topics were discussed: 1. Overall Review of 2021; 2. New Initiatives for 2022; 3. University-Level Cooperation...
Shanghai Jiaotong University and GEC Academy to Build a Joint Research Center for Innovative Design for Interdisciplinary Studies
Last month, GEC Academy signed a new agreement with Shanghai Jiaotong University to establish a joint research center for innovative design for interdisciplinary studies. Cooperation will be conducted in the following five areas...
Upcoming GEC Co-organized Academic Conference in Tokyo, Japan
GEC Academy is co-organizing with Waseda University the 2022 13th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2022), which will be held in Tokyo, Japan during January 14-17, 2022. The conference is also technically supported by Purdue University Northwest, USA, De La Salle Araneta University, Philippines and University of Alberta, Canada.
GEC Academy Signing a New Cooperation Memorandum with Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
On July 19th 2021, GEC academy signed a cooperation memorandum with Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School in Shenzhen... The cooperation between the two institutions will help both reach a new level in the internationalization of universities and interdisciplinary education of students and extend to other higher education institutions in the greater bay area.
First GEC forum on the cultivation of international innovative and future-oriented talents
On August 28, GEC Academy in conjunction with Peking University Shenzhen Research Institute hosted the first forum on the cultivation of international innovative and future-oriented talents, and the opening ceremony of the GEC Academy branch office in Shenzhen. More than 300 hundred experts and professionals in the field of education joined the forum. This event created a platform for experts and elites to share and exchange ideas on international talent education from different perspectives...
How will Education Reforms in China Impact our work at GEC as well as the Educational Industry?
The Chinese government recently introduced a new rule, “Opinions on Further Reducing the Burden of Students' Homework and Off-campus Training in Compulsory Education", which sent shockwaves through the education sector within China and abroad
Some faculty members of GEC Academy have also asked about whether the new rule will impact our business as well as our future development...
GEC Academic Writing Instructors Gatherings in Beijing and Shanghai
To better connect with teachers working at GEC, during the past few months, we held two gatherings in both Beijing and Shanghai and invited all Academic Writing Instructors who are based near the areas to join us.
We believe this type of experience is invaluable for both our teachers and GEC. And we sincerely hope that the same type of gathering can be held onsite for our professors very soon in the future!
GEC Opens a New Regional Office In Shenzhen
We are excited to announce the opening of a new regional office in Shenzhen, a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland and a leading global technology hub, dubbed by media China's Silicon Valley. With an increase in our work, students, and partner schools/institutions in the Southeastern area, we decided to open an office in this area to serve our students and partners better...
GEC Establishing Official Partnership with Various Chinese Universities
To fulfill the mission of GEC Academy to equip students from middle school through university with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in academia and beyond, we have continuously searched for more opportunities to bring the GEC educational philosophy and PBL programs to more students throughout China. Thanks to the constant efforts made by GEC founders and staff, we are beyond excited to announce that GEC Academy has joined hands with several top universities in China...
2021 Second Faculty Meeting (COMING UP!)
Later in this April. We will be holding the second faculty meeting centering on Tips for Effective Online Teaching to Non-native English Speakers. This will be a special workshop where everyone can share about their teaching techniques and ways to engage more students in the class discussion and beyond. All professors, mentors, and TAs are invited to join this upcoming workshop. We are looking forward to a very fruitful discussion on this important topic.
2021 February Admission Results Released!
In addition to the admission results announced in January, we have heard even more exciting admission news from students who have attended our programs. Here is an overview:
Columbia University (6)
New York University (5)
Cornell University (5)
Rice University (4)
Johns Hopkins University (3)
2021 First Faculty Meeting (COMING UP!）
We are excited to announce that our first Faculty Meeting in 2021 will be held on Thursday, February 25th! Our academic team will present feedback on the 2020 annual faculty survey and our next year's plan.
Happy Chinese Year of Ox!
GEC Academy Wishes You a Happy 2021
Here we can finally say goodbye to the year 2020, a year filled with too many tears and pain, but also some reward and lots of love. We sincerely wish everyone of you a very fulfilled and blessed new year!
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Launching the First IPQ Learning Center in China with Oxford AQA
This October, GEC Academy launched the first IPQ Learning Center, supported by Oxford International AQA Examinations, bringing the IPQ program to Chinese students for the first time.
The Independent Project Qualification, or IPQ, is a research study certification program designed for international students. It was designed by the Oxford AQA Examinations to cultivate and certify students' research learning ability.