About the School

A unique course on China

Join one-of-a-kind program, designed to equip you with essential knowledge about the legal system, economy, culture and doing business with China. Take part in lectures and workshops led by professors from top world universities, experienced professionals, policy analysts and renowned lawyers.

About the course

The School offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary course to students of all faculties, entrepreneurs and senior-level managers as well as representatives of state and local administration. The programme will build up your knowledge of China and provide you with all the skills you need in order to advance your career related to the Middle Kingdom.

  • The course is one year long, divided into two semesters. Classes are usually held on Saturdays from 8 AM to 2:30 PM.
  • The classes are taught in English.
  • In the academic year 2021/22, all the lectures and workshops will be held online. Shifting into remote teaching allows us to plan classes independently from the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland and enables foreign participants to attend the lectures.
  • The brochure including the curriculum, session dates and some other details will be available soon.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any scholarships available?

Participants of the School might apply for an interest-free loan supported by the Polish government. Upon graduation students granted such loans might be subjected to a 25% discount. For more details, please visit www.inwestujwrozwoj.pl.

What is the mode of studies?

The course starts on October 16th, 2021, and ends on May 28th, 2022. Classes are usually held on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (it sometimes depends on lecturers’ availability). There will be 126 hours of classes in total. 

What are the graduation requirements?

We implement arrangements for alternative assessment to replace exams, and the final evaluation is based mainly on student’s activity. Students will be asked to prepare short half-page memos for every lecture (based on the readings provided by the lecturers). To graduate from the School, the students must also meet attendance requirement. Two absences per semester are acceptable. A full absence is regarded as not participating in an entire teaching session. Upon graduation, the students will receive a diploma issued by the University of Warsaw. Those, who provide an additional mini essay, will be awarded a diploma with distinction.

What are the online classes like?

The experience gained during COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to plan a unique, engaging online course led by world-class lecturers. The classes will be held via Zoom and Google Meet. In order to facilitate class discussions, the students are asked to turn on cameras during all of the online classes. 

Curriculum

Legal pillar

Students of the School will participate in courses discussing most crucial aspects of Chinese law, including: civil, corporate, constitutional, administrative, dispute resolution and commercial law, as well as the law governing intellectual property and foreign investments, plus the Chinese judicial system.

Economic pillar

The business success in China depends not only on knowing the law but on applying it to real life situations. Therefore, the students will learn about the dispute resolution system in China, the China’s model of economic growth, basic rules of import and export, and e-commerce – the pillar to the modern Chinese domestic economy.

Business culture pillar

It is impossible to do business in China without understanding the basics of Chinese philosophy and culture. To do so, the students of the School will participate in workshops on the political system of the People’s Republic of China, contemporary social/cultural issues as well as institutional cooperation with Chinese partners.

The course is led by professors from top universities in China, U.S. and Europe, as well as recognised experts from companies and law firm such as Alibaba, ICBC, PwC, and Clifford Chance.