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Change in China has been dramatic over the past three decades since the introduction of that country's 'reform and opening'. Understanding those changes is crucial for Australia and the rest of the world. Economic growth brings demands for resources, goods and services. But the social, cultural and political changes accompanying the economic growth also stand to alter Australia's relations with China and our common region.
The UTS China Research Centre provides a platform for community, business, industry and government to interact with UTS experts on China and to gain benefit from their expertise across a host of areas related to contemporary China.
Support China Research at UTS
The UTS China Research Centre seeks support to expand its activities through donations to the Centre, as well as sponsorship of professorial chairs, professorships, postdoctoral fellowships and postgraduate research scholarships.
For further information on how you can support the China Research Centre please contact:
Professor Maurizio Marinelli
China Research Centre Director
Phone: +61 2 9514 7489
Phone: +61 2 9514 9830
UTS and the China Research Centre aim to facilitate high value partnerships between external organisations and our researchers by setting up research agreements which provide innovative, flexible and effective solutions to commercially or socially important problems. These partnerships can last anywhere from six months to five years or more, and deliver specific value to the funding partner.
The Industry Engagement and Commercialisation (IEC) team is the central contact point for engagement between UTS and our external partners. Through our collective past experiences members of the IEC team have a clear understanding of our partner’s needs and are open to new proposals and ways to do business. Find out more about partnering with UTS.
If you are interested in engaging with the China Research Centre, please complete and submit the project enquiry form and you will receive a response within two working days.
Many of the researchers affiliated with the China Research Centre are available for consultancy projects. Recent and current projects and consultancies in China and Australia conducted by CRC researchers have considered a range of topics related to the dynamics of change in present day China. CRC researchers have numerous national and international leadership roles in research and professional bodies.
Some of the broad areas that CRC members have explored in consultancy roles include:
Development of the corporate sector
Branding and marketing
Corporate responsibility and corruption
Emergence of philanthropy
Information Technology changes
Challenges for small and medium enterprises
Wealth creation and the new rich
Health and welfare provision
The emergence of creative industries
Local economic development and the WTO
Changes in the professional classes
Evolution in media policy
Women's changing roles, including maternal and sexual health
Fisheries and their social impact
Consultancies conducted by CRC researchers:
Mexico, China and World Trade Organization: Provided a series of briefing/seminars to the academic and business community in Mexico addressing the relations between Mexico and China within the framework of WTO. Within China specifically, the research has implications for small and medium size businesses, the effects of legislation change on productivity and the transparency of information.
Briefing on fisheries development in Pacific Island countries – The Office of National Assessments, Canberra. This project has been extended to ‘Competition, Cooperation and Resource Depletion: Fisheries Interactions among China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea’. Agencies in both Canberra and the Pacific have expressed interest in obtaining briefings based on this 5-year project, given the commercial and regional implications.
Ningbo Municipal Government: Provided advice on the internationalisation of education in a global marketplace.
Anhui NGO sector: Provided advice on digital resources for rural schools.
Luxehill Marketing Group: Provided advice to independent development company on branding luxury homes through community enterprises.
Further inquiries about how to set-up a consultancy project with the China Research Centre should be directed to: