Morning. Nǐménhǎo (knee-men how). It is my privilege to be here with all of you
is the first time Kantar is collaborating with China CITIC Bank on this noble
project to assist our students and future leaders of
Chinain getting a meaningful education abroad. We are proud to be part of this
venture and on behalf of Kantar, I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation
to China CITIC Bankfor this opportunity.
digital revolution led by Internet of Things (IoT) and growth of China on the
world stage has immense impact on the need fora well-rounded global education
for the youth. As more and more successful Chinese businesses such as Huawei
which is the topmost Chinese global brand builder as per 2019 BrandZ rankings
released last month by Kantar, compete for the global pie this need for
international outlook, ability to work across borders, localize deeply and work
virtually becomes even more important.
part of Kantar China Graduate recruitment programme I interview candidates
educated abroad and find them brimming with confidence, aware of diverse
cultures, out of box thinking and ready to take on international assignments.
In fact, during the course of this study we have spoken to HR and professional
managers in the corporate world and they echo the same sentiment.
getting global education and choosing the right University is indeed a daunting
task with so many choices and considerations. The other day I was discussing
this with my wife who teaches at the international division of RDFZ to groom
students for education abroad. As her students and their families look for a
school halfway around the globe, they are becoming more open to choices beyond the
top, well known listed colleges so that their distinctive wants and needs are
fully met.Students are becoming more experimentative and moving away from the
herd mentality of targeting only the well-known universities. This reinforces
the importance of this book as a reference in guiding family decisions on
agency selection and on other study abroad considerations. However, students feel
the process of finding the proper school and coordinating the details remains complicated.
And more importantly, they feelas they step into the adult world learning how
to get around and simply live in a different country is a bit frightening.
CITIC Bank, therefore, provides an important service and responsibility in not
only helping students and their families to find the right opportunity for the
student, but in alsofacilitating the process in a way that sets the student up
to be comfortable and successful while they are so far away from home. This bluebook is an indispensable resource
for families to use in determining which agencies are best able to help their
student achieve all of his or her educational and professional goals in the
most optimal and secure manner possible.
on behalf of all of us at Kantar we wish China CITIC Bank and all future
Chinese students much success in the future.
Your accomplishments will benefit every one of us as global citizens.
Thankyou. Xièxienǐ (syeh-syeh knee)