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About OCI

Who We Are

Established in early 2014, the Office of China Initiatives (OCI) emerged from strategic discussions initiated by the UK International Center in Spring 2013 and from the recommendation of the International Advisory Council (IAC). Aligning with the UK Strategic Plan, OCI is committed to working with UK colleges and offices to engage UK students, faculty, and the Commonwealth in collaborations with China. 

OCI seeks to strengthen UK's brand name recognition in China. OCI assists in advancing UK's research and scholarship about China and collaborates with Chinese partner universities on coordinating activities such as graduation and alumni events, as well as pre-departure orientations for new Chinese international students. It facilitates recruitment of Chinese students to UK university partnerships, and provides customized support to Chinese students and scholars throughout their time at UK and beyond. This support helps to ensure Chinese students and scholars' academic success, social/cultural integration and belonging.