Training Government Officials from China
The University hosts senior government officials from the City of Wuhan each year. This annual 6 week visit involves a series of lectures from the schools academics as well as visiting experts, on aspects of UK public service delivery including public finance, economic development and regeneration and public participation.
Similar programs have grown with other municipalities in China. We have hosted delegations from Hubei Provincial Government, Shenzhen City Government, Guizhou City Government and Guangzhou City Government. Guangzhou is twinned with Birmingham and the Mayors of both cities have built a relationship which has resulted in joint city activities.