Ajattelin, että kirjoittelen aiheesta dokumentaaripäiväkirjan muotoon taas vaihteeksi niin pääsen blogaamisen rutiiniin. Meillä oli siis sunnuntai-illan lento Pekingiin ja aamulla laskeuduimme yhdeksän aikaan PEK international kentälle.
Renminin kampuksella on puitten perkaus menossa.
Päästään varsin hyvään yhteisymmärrykseen ja ollaan tyytyväisiä ekan päivän tulokseen. Yritämme saada taksia illalla, mutta Pekingissä alkaa viiden aikaan iltaruuhka, joten taksit eivät tykkää pysähtyä valkonaamoille.
So last week I spent seven or so nice days in China once again. I will try to tell the stories in a daily manner, about one week later than they actually happened. The Chinese Interenet was so poor that even though I tried to make blog posts happen, they never really did. So here is what happened on Monday last week: I landed onto Beijing with the morning Finnair with my two colleagues and we dropped our stuff to the hotel before heading off to the Renmin University of China Campus. We had an afternoon meeting about our new CIMO-funded teaching collaboration project "SINOFINN Capstone" which is utilizing the knowledge of four universities (two Finnish, two Chinese) to do some teaching and curriculum development for IS Capstone courses. The idea behind an Capstone course is that students use skills they've learned in other courses to make a bigger and more practical project together. We are investigating what kind of Capstone courses are thought in the Chinese and Finnish universities and what should we teach as the competences needed for the future generation of IS professionals.
Our meeting goes smoothly and after that we hop the metro back to the hotel and later in the evening take a walk through Wangfujing, the piccadilly circus road of Beijing, to a famous duck restaurant. Because in Beijing, one should have Beijing Duck, right? After dinner I ditch my male colleagues to look at ipads in the Apple store and go for just a little bit of shopping. Overall, a very successful first day in Beijing, China. I am happy to be back. It's been 7 months and that seems like a long time to be away from my second home. Beijing has fantastic clear air and blue skies which almost never happen... And the weather is promised to be the same throughout our stay. China <3 Wo ai ni.