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Top Tips for Starting a New Teaching Job in China

Starting academic work in China entails becoming aware that you will enter a completely new environment, no matter how experienced a teacher and scholar you might be.

Choosing Venues of Conference Events in China

The world is getting smaller, as the saying goes. It is also getter larger, when one moves one’s eyes across the globe and realises that vast countries like China are capable of holding more and more world-class events.

Visiting Scholar at College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Nowadays, China is one of the major players in world's economy. Its extraordinary growth - in both the science and economy sectors - attracted my attention to explore opportunities within this nation.

Top 10 Tips For Adapting To The Culture In China

A handy top tips guide for anyone preparing to relocate to China.

Is A Research Job In China For Me?

China can be at first challenging for the non-native. It is not only that one might be moving to an unfamiliar environment, with a new language, new food and a new job, but perhaps more so that there is a unique approach to doing...

National Natural Science Fund Grants - Processes and Applications

In mainland China, most personal research support for discrete projects is provided through the National Natural Science Fund in the form of NSFC Basic Research Grants. The NSFC grants are aimed at promoting and financing basic and...

A Beginners Guide to Key Terms in Chinese Higher Education

If you are seeking academic or research opportunities in China, we've gathered a glossary of key programmes and funding bodies to help guide you through the Higher Education structure.

A Guide to Research Grants in China

According to the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, by 2013 the total research funding in China had snowballed into 179 billion dollars. The government will continue to sink...

9 Tips For Engaging Students In China.

Chinese students tend to be very reserved, but they respond well to positive reinforcement and become more proactive once they feel they are in a safe environment where they won’t be judged or criticized.

Teaching at a University in The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Despite perceived differences, teaching in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is not that different from teaching anywhere else. Of course it’s important to be aware of both cultural and gender role differences, and one should never...

Teaching TEFL in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Many people will agree that having a TEFL teaching qualification is like having a second passport because it allows you to gain access to a multitude of countries you might not ordinarily visit. If you have one, a great place to...

The Practicalities Of Relocating To The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Perhaps you’ve gone through the process of being interviewed - usually on Skype - had the relevant documents translated into Arabic, and had your medical exam at a British clinic. Equally, you may have just landed at one of the big...

Searching And Applying For TEFL Jobs In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Despite plenty of job opportunities, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), continues to suffer from a serious shortage of qualified, experienced English teachers. Consequently, those who do meet all the requirements have a large range of...

How to get a job in Higher Education in Pakistan

Pakistan is probably not the first destination budding academics think of when wanting to secure a foothold in higher education overseas. However, Pakistan can offer a great opportunity for the new post-PhD academic. This article...

A Senior British Academic in China

You may have been in academia for four or five years now and considering overseas opportunities to enhance your career or widen your experiences. You may also be thinking of a career move to somewhere steeped in culture and tradition...

Working Overseas: How to Use Erasmus Opportunities

Whether it’s wanting to be closer to the centre of the action in your field of research, wondering whether students are more engaged elsewhere, or just wishing for sunny Spain on those rainy British days, there really is a way to turn...

Moving Abroad: Relocating from the US to the UK ebook

This ebook explores the advantages and challenges facing academics from the United States when they are considering moving to the UK for work. It offers a step by step guide including top tips to help you to maximise your chances in the...

When is the Right Time to Move Overseas?

Working abroad provides is a dream job opportunity for many people but there are always pros and cons to establishing yourself in a new country. This article explores the reasons for and against moving abroad in early or mid career.

Tips For Applying For A Job In The US

Using your job packet to sell yourself and your skills.The procedure for submitting a job application is different in each country. In the US applicants are required to submit a ‘job packet’, a collection of documents illustrating their...

Increase in Opportunities for UK Academics in China

Ever wondered what it would be like to head east and discover the hidden beauty of living in exotic Shanghai or the throbbing cultural centre of Peking? Well now you can as more and more British academics are heading out to one of the...

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