“New ways towards sustainable development and growth.
A dialogue between China and Latin America”


7th to 9th of November 2017


Universidad del Rosario

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Fudan-Latin America University Consortium (FLAUC)


The Consortium is initiated to serve as a plat form far exchange, communication and cooperation between Fudan University and prestigious universities in Latin America. The Consortium will contribute to the construction of long-term cooperation including but not limited to academic conferences, faculty exchanges, research, and annual leadership meetings. The platform is expected to strengthen mutual understanding, inspire thoughts, spread ideas, and build up reputation.


The overall vision of the Consortium is to promote close ties and understanding between Latin America and China, by means of joint research projects and educational activities. Furthermore, the Consortium seeks to promote Latin American culture in China, and the Chinese culture in Latin America.

Secretariat Office

The secretariat office of FLAUC will be set up at Fudan Development institute (FDDI), the University's platform for interdisciplinary research and global cooperation network. The secretariat office will undertake routine operation and liaison work of the Consortium. Each of the founding members should designate a liaison person for the secretariat office.

FLAUC Council

As  the  initiator  of  FLAUC,  Fudan  University  will organize a special roundtable during Shanghai  Forum 2017, to  meet  with  Latin American  universities,  and announce  the  establishment  of  the  Consortium.

FLAUC Council will also be established at the same time. The leadership of Latin American universities and of Fudan University would be invited to join the council as principle members. The council will work on guiding the development   of the Consortium. The details of  responsibilities  and  obligations  of  council members,  a s  well as  the  working  system  of  the council, will be discussed at Shanghai Forum 2017, and at future council meetings.

FLAUC Council Meeting and Annual Meeting (with rotating chairing system)

Each year, the FLAUC members will have two compulsory meetings. The Secretariat Office at FDDI will be responsible of organizing Council Meeting each May.

The first Council Meeting is to be held by Fudan University at Shanghai Forum 2017. At the meeting, the establishment of the Consortium will be announced.

Each November, one of the members in Latin America will take the position of chair and host an annual meeting on their campus. Ali the members of the Consortium would attend the meeting, concluding the accomplishment of the year, and making plans for the next.

Exchange Programs

Enhancing exchanges among member universities is one of the objectives of FLAUC. Fudan University, as the initiator of the project, would welcome FLAUC members to recommend scholars to visit and seek for potential research cooperation opportunities under the FDDI visiting scholar program. FDDI will also provide applicants with considerable amount of subsidy, workplace, library resources, and fieldtrip opportunities.



Place: Universidad del Rosario - Jockey Club

8:00 a 8:15

Welcome Speech:

Jose Manuel Restrepo Abondano
President of Universidad del Rosario

8:15 a 8:30

Welcome Speech:

Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaría
President of Universidad de los Andes

8:30 a 8:45

Welcome Speech:

Chen Zhimin
Associate Vice-President of Fudan University

8:45 a 9:00

Shortening distances: China and Latin America relations

Embassy of China in Colombia

9:00 a 10:00

Inside look: perspectives of the national government on the relations between China and Latin America

10:00 a 11:00

China's economy

Jun Zhang
Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University, Vice Dean, Fudan Development Institute, and Director of China Center for Economic Studies

11:00 a 12:00

Question and answers session

12:00 a 13:30


13:30 a 14:00

Colombian cultural showcase

14:00 a 15:00

Visit to Universidad del Rosario

15:00 a 16:30

Visit to Universidad de los Andes

* Event with invitation

8:00 a 8:30


8:00 a 8:45

welcome Speech:

8:45 a 9:45

Panel 1:

Socioeconomic challenges of transition countries

9:45 a 10:45

Panel 2:

The role of higher education in economic growth as social development

10:45 a 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 a 12:00

Panel 3:

Urbanization, population transition and economic growth

12:00 a 13:00


Place: Universidad de los Andes

13:30 a 14:30

Panel 4:

Innovation and firm productivity in transition economies

14:30 a 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 a 16:00

Panel 5:

Intellectual property to foster innovation

Evening event

Place: Universidad del Rosario Jockey Club

7:30 a 8:00


8:00 a 8:30

Welcome Speech:

Jose Manuel Restrepo Abondano
President of Universidad del Rosario

8:30 a 9:05

4.0 revolution

9:05 a 9:40

Big Data, IoT y Smart cities

Juan Fernando Pérez
MACC department proffesor

9:40 a 10:10

Coffee break

10:10 a 10:45

China's internet and electric business

Lifeng Zhang
Professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, and chief advisor for the China Business Network (CBN), China's largest and most diverse business media group in China.

10:45 a 11:20

The cloud as a Platform of 4.0 Revolution

Andrés Umaña
Director of External and Corporate Legal Issues - Microsoft Colombia

11:20 a 12:00

Panel de discusión

Private sector. Lifeng Zhang y Andrés Umaña
Public sector: Martha Sánchez*- National Digital Security Advisor at the Republic of Colombia Presidency
Academy: Valérie Gauthier- Director of MACC Department- Universidad del Rosario.
Moderator: María Isabel Mejía- Executive director of Info proyect.

12:00 a 12:30


Evening event

* To be confirmed

Place: Universidad del Rosario Centro de innovación

14:00 a 14:30


14:30 a 15:00

Welcome Speech:

15:00 a 16:00

Round table: Key aspects to do business in the 21st Century in China Professor Lifeng Zhang

(Fudan University): Electronic business and internet.

Professor Jeimy Cano

(Universidad del Rosario): Context of cybersecurity in China: Challenges for doing business in China.

Camilo Martinez

(SVC Manager LG Colombia): Key aspects for the negotiation with companies in Asia.

16:00 a 16:30

Question sesión: Key aspects to do business in the 21st Century in China

16:30 a 17:00

Coffee break

Evening event

Academic workshop. Development and the National Middle-Income Trap: China-Latin America experiences

Place: Universidad del Rosario

8:00 a 8:30


8:30 a 9:00

Welcome Speech:

9:00 a 10:00

First panel presentations

10:00 a 11:00

Second panel presentations

11:00 a 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 a 12:30

Third panel presentations

12:30 a 13:30

Four panel presentations

13:30 a 14:30


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