Between 2020 and 2023, Institute for Global Public Policy of Fudan University and the LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy successfully organized multiple summer schools. These summer schools invited renowned experts and scholars in the field of public policy from around the world to deliver lectures and courses. The summer school organized by IGPP has established itself as a significant platform for scholarly interaction in the realm of public policy. It offers students an important opportunity to delve into the cutting-edge theories in the field. Many students who participated in the summer school deepened their studies under the guidance of instructors, enriched their research experiences. This opportunity also served as a stepping stone for them to pursue master's and doctoral programs at leading universities both in China and internationally.


The “Frontiers of Public Governance Theory” graduate summer school in 2020 was held online from July 13th to 24th, 2020. This summer school invited Professor Edoardo Ongaro from the Open University of the United Kingdom, Professor Gong Ting from the City University of Hong Kong, Professor Stephen Osborne from the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Jing Yijia from Fudan University as the instructors. Doctoral students, master students, and senior undergraduates from Fudan University and other universities in China and abroad participated in the courses.


The 2021 “Sustainable Development and Global Environmental Governance” graduate summer school took place online from July 5th to 9th, 2021. This event featured an array of renowned scholars as keynote speakers. These included Professor Kathryn Hochstetler, Head of the International Development Department at the London School of Economics; Associate Professor Timothy Hildebrandt of the Social Policy Department; Professor Bo Yan from the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University; Professor Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira from the Getulio Vargas Foundation University, Brazil; Professor Daniel Guttman, affiliated with the New York University School of Law in Asia; Professor Oran Young, Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; and Associate Professor Mi Zhifu from University College London. The lectures, centred on sustainable development themes, successfully drew the participation of nearly 80 students from various universities.


The LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy successfully organized the Fudan-LSE “Global Public Policy and Governance” summer symposium online on June 27-28, 2022. This two-day academic event featured a lineup of prominent keynote speakers, including Professor Kathryn Hochstetler, Head of the International Development Department at the London School of Economics; Wang Tao from the World Bank; Associate Professor Timothy Hildebrandt from the Department of Social Policy at LSE; Professor Gong Ting from the City University of Hong Kong; Professor Shen Ke from Fudan University's School of Social Development and Public Policy; Professor Zheng Yu from Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor Angelo Martelli from the LSE European Institute; and Visiting Professor Evan Berman from Fudan University. These experts engaged in discussions and exchanges on the forefront issues in global public policy and governance.


From July 3 to 14, 2023, LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy and the Institute for Global Public Policy held the first International Summer School on Global Public Policy. The summer school explored the core issues of global public policy, especially China’s increasingly important role in globalization. Professor Alvaro Mendez, Professor Chris Alden and Professor Bingchun Meng from the London School of Economics and Political Science delivered two courses: “International Development and China” and “Chinese Media, Global Contexts: Convergence and Conflicts”. The summer school attracted students from top universities, such as Fudan University, Tongji University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, King’s College London, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of International Business and Economics, etc. In the two-week English learning and exchange, the students deepened their understanding of contemporary Chinese public policy from multiple perspectives. In addition to the course learning, the students also explored the night view and local food together.

Comments from students:

Zhuoran Lin (Tongji University)

I chose the course “International Development and China” because I wanted to know and deepen my understanding of what responsibility China is taking around the world. I learned how important curiosity could be. Behind the familiar facts and simple questions, there could be complicated answers. Take one example, is Brazil a BRI country? When you search on the Internet, the answer is no, and things get really interesting. I think that’s one of the most intriguing attractions of studying here. Those wise answers contribute to our understandings of a complicated world.

Yu He (Fudan University)

From the courses, I learned about how social media developed in China and connected to the world. And we also learned so many hot topics in our daily life -- how they connect to the future and culture of our social media development. It’s my honour to take part in this course and learn so much wonderful knowledge.

Akhil Reuben Kanagaraj (Miami University)

I come from India, which has been greatly influenced by China in the process of globalization. Many Chinese enterprises invest in India and build infrastructure, while the international multilateral organizations led by China, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and AIIB, have gradually increased their influence. Indian young people need to better understand China and learn from its development experience. This summer school provides such a good opportunity, and also helps me to learn Chinese language.