Topic: Silk Road 4.0 – Success Factors for the New Silk Road 

Date: Jan. 16, 2020

Time: 13:30 – 19:00 pm

Organizer: China Global Center

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tilo Halaszovich, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Eickemeyer, Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann, Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon, and Hans von Helldorff


Topic: Understanding Chinese Economic Transformation: Past, Present, and Future

Date: Dec. 12, 2018

Time: 18:30 pm

Organizer: China Global Center

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Zhang Jianhua (Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan, China)

Topic: Comparative perspectives on the pension reform in China and Germany
Jul. 06, 2018
China Global Center
Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Zheng Bingwen

Topic: The Puzzle of Innovation-driven Development in Guangdong
  May. 23, 2018
China Global Center
Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Qiu Haixiong

Where: Jacobs University Bremen (IRC, Jacobs Campus)


Topic: Discovering China’s Innovative Power 
Jan. 25, 2018
China Global Center
Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Ingo Liefner; Prof. Matthias Niedenfuehr; Prof. Monika Schädler; Isabell Zerres
Where: Jacobs University Bremen (IRC, Jacobs Campus)

On 25-26 January 2018, over 50 guests joined discussions on China’s innovation power. Topics such as sources of innovation, evaluation on innovation subsidies, mechanisms of public-private collaboration in China have been debated by various guest speakers and participants. Prof. Ingo Liefner (University of Hannover; advisor at BMBF-„Deutsch-Chinesische Plattform Innovation“) gave the keynote speech.

Topic: China Goes Europe
Sep. 20, 2017
China Global Center
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Svetla.T. & Marin.A. Marinov; Prof. Yuping Du …
Jacobs University Bremen (IRC Eastwing, Jacobs Campus)

China and Europe, two of the most important parties in ensuring international political and economic stability, have developed closer ties in recent years, especially after the rise of economic nationalism and protectionist tendencies in the United States. China’s development provides both, enormous opportunities and immense challenges to Europe. To further understand the complexity from not only a political perspective but also borrowing insights from business, social and economic perspectives, the China Global Center organized the China Goes Europe workshop, hosted by Professor Tobias ten Brink and Professor Christoph Lattemann.

On 20 September 2017, over 80 guests joined the discussion on China Goes Europe. Topics such as the Road Belt Initiative, Chinese investment in Europe, value creation, mergers and acquisitions have been broached by various guest speakers and participants. We are honored to have Mr. Hans Helldorff, the President of the Federal Association of German Silk Road Initiative, Professor Yipeng Liu from Newcastle University, Professor Thomas Scott from University of Southern Denmark, Professor Diego Quer from University Alicante, Professor Ilan Alon from University of Agder, Professor Marin Marinov from Alborg University, Professor Tilo Halaszovich from Jacobs University Bremen, and Professor Yuping Du from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies to share their research and insights. Delegations of Chinese businesspersons joined the discussion and enriched the academic discussion by bridging the gap to latest business challenges.


Topic: Sino-German Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Environmental Industry
August. 30, 2017
China Global Center & the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE) Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Xi Fengming; Prof. Lattemann; Prof. Zhao Fuqiang; Prof. ten Brink
Where: IAE, Shenyang, China

Energy and environment are two of the most debated topics in China as well as the major concerns of the Chinese government. This is especially so because China faces immense environmental challenges which call for political, economic and social actions. The Chinese government has also become increasingly concerned about sustainable development, which accounts for the rise of environmental industry across China.

On 30 August 2017, the Sino-German PPP workshop took place in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. This workshop, organized by the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE) Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), and China Global Centre of Jacobs University Bremen, discussed modes of the western concept of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to cope with the environmental problems in China. Distinguished scholars from various disciplines such as environmental science, business, economics and political science participated in the discussions. Professor Tobias ten Brink and Professor Christoph Lattemann were among the organizers of the workshop.


Topic: China Goes Global (CGG) Conferences 2017
DateJun. 15-17, 2017
Organizer: Chinese Globalization Association (CGA)
Where: Kristiansand, Norway

The rise of China as a global economic power and the increasing awareness of its impact on international trading regimes have engendered a new dialogue about intercontinental business matters. The China Goes Global Conference, therefore, aims to not only add to the growth of knowledge about China’s modern political and economic development, global crises and changes in business and social interaction but also ensure a realistic perspective on the changes we face in the world market.

On 15-17 June 2017, the 11th Annual China Goes Global conference took place in Kristiansand, Norway. As one of the largest and most active conferences on Chinese Globalization, China Goes Global™ held its first annual conference in 2006 at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Between 2007 and 2017, conferences were held at top institutions like Harvard University, University of Macerata, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Jacobs University Bremen. Distinguished scholars, business leaders, and government officials were invited to share their insights on China-related topics, which allowed for a transdisciplinary discussion including fields of knowledge from international business, economics, political science, history, sociology and other relevant disciplines. This year’s conference had a particular focus on how Chinese movement of people, ideas, money, and products affect other nations, industries and companies. Jacobs University is honored to have Professor Christoph Lattemann as the vice president of the Chinese Globalization Association, the organizing body of the conference.

Topic: The Rise of China  Challenges and Opportunities
Date: NOV. 17-18, 2016
Organizer: China Global Center
Keynote Speakers: Prof. ten Brink; Prof. Markus Taube; Prof. Schädler …
Where: Jacobs University Bremen (IRC Eastwing, Jacobs Campus)

Our Symposium ‘The Rise of China’ (November 17/18, 2016) was a huge success. Over 160 people joined the discussions and the related cultural event.  Read more


Topic: China Goes Global Conference
Date: 26.-28. July 2016
Organizer: Universita di Macerata
Keynote Speakers: Jean- Francois Hennart and Peter Buckley
Where: Italy, Universita di Macerata


Topic: Chinese Companies go Europe
16.-17. December 2015
Jacobs University Bremen
Conference chairs:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann
Bremen, Jacobs University
Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon (Norway , Agder University), Prof. Dr. Francesca Spigarelli (Italy, Universita die Macerata), Attilio Mucelli (Italy, University Ancona), William Wei (Canada, MacEwan University ), Howard Lin (Ryerson University – AIB president Canada chapter), Sanne van der Lugt (BIGSSS), Katiuscia Vaccarini (Jacobs University & Universita di Macerata)


Topic: Chinese and German parenting
10.-12. December 2015
Jacobs University Bremen
Conference chairs:
Prof. Hilke Brockmann, Prof. Song Yan
Bremen, Jacobs University


Conference: 9th China Goes Global Conference 2015 in Atlanta/USA
Where: Atlanta/USA
Collaboration: Jacobs University, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology (Atlanta/USA), Kedge Business School (Shanghai/China), Rollins College (Orlando/USA) and Tsinghua University (Beijing/China)
When: 1.-3. Oktober 2015
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Together with Georgia Tech Institute of Technology (Atlanta/USA), Kedge Business School (Shanghai/China), Rollins College (Orlando/USA) and Tsinghua University (Beijing/China) , Jacobs University organizes the annual China Goes Global Conference. The conference was held in Orlando (in 2007), at Harvard University (2008-2012), at Jacobs University (2013), at Jiao Tong University Shanghai (2014). The next conferences will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, 2015) and in Italy (2016).


Topic: iCities and City Logistics
Date: 21.-22. September 2015
Organizer: acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften und Chinese Academy of Engineering
Conference chairs: Prof. Otthein Herzog, acatech/Jacobs University und Prof. Pan Yunhe, CAE, BIBA and Handelskammer Bremen
Where: Bremen
Ankündigung: acatech CAE Symposium in Bremen 2015-09-21-22
Roundtable Workshop: ‘Towards a better understanding of Chinese OFDI’
Date: August 23,  2015
Where: Shanghai Jiaotong University/Kedge Business School
Collaboration: Jacobs University, Jiaotong University Shanghai/Kedge Business School
Much research has been carried out on Chinese outward investment in broad terms, classifying Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) either as a threat or a blessing to the host country. There exist persistent misunderstandings about the motives behind Chinese OFDI in both international media and in academia.
This workshop will shed light on Chinese OFDI, factors, motives and consequences.
for more information see:
Panel Discussion: “The Rise of China in the Knowledge Sector. Education and Innovation in the 21st Century“
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
The panel will be introduced by short lectures, followed by a panel discussion. Apart from Professor Christoph Lattemann and Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier (both Jacobs University), the following three internationally renowned scholars (currently visiting professors at Jacobs University) will take part in the Panel:

  • Prof. Kent Deng (London School of Economics)
  • Prof. Bai Gao (Duke University & Sichuan Jiaotong University)
  • Prof. Yan Jin (Fudan University Shanghai)

Venue: Conference Room IRC (Jacobs University Bremen)


Talk: Prof. Christoph Lattemann (Jacobs University Bremen): „Globalisierungsstrategien chinesischer Unternehmen unter Berücksichtigung aktueller Tendenzen“
Venue: 42. Challenge Workshop | Unternehmen MSC, Hafenstraße 55, 28217 Bremen
Time: Starting at 9:00 a.m. April 10, 201
Talk: Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Jacobs University Bremen): „Das blaue China: Die chinesische Welt und das Meer“
Venue: SPICARIUM | Zum Alten Speicher 5 A, 28759 Bremen
Time: Starting at 6.00 p.m. April 8, 2015


 Academic Year 2013
University Study Course (USC) with a focus on China’s Globalization
During the academic year 2013, we were happy to offer the Jacobs students a USC with focus on China in which this fascinating country was analyzed by taking a look at various aspects (e.g. economic, social, historical). The collaboration of professors from Jacobs University, coming from various disciplines worked out very well in order to offer our students a broad picture on China.
Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Modern Asian History)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann (Information Management and Business Administration)
Prof. Dr. Welf Werner (International Economics)
Prof. Dr. Song Yan (Psychology and Methods)
During the academic year Da hatte Dominic, Welf Werner, Song Yan