Anglia Ruskin students begin to create tomorrows world

Published: 30 September 2009 at 14:34

Students take a lead in supporting the vision of a World Without Borders through Education Without Borders.

The  Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge are hosting the third in a ground breaking series of conferences enabling students to lead an event at which world class speakers have been invited to paint an inspirational picture of a future World of Opportunity and Global exchange and interchange.

The two student societies, Cambridge University Education Without Borders (CUEWB) and the Cambridge Chinese Business Club (CCBC) have jointly organised the International Forum for the first time in Cambridge.  It will take place at the Mumford Theatre on the Cambridge Campus on 7 November. The event is being sponsored by the International Office at Anglia Ruskin University.

One of Europe’s great entrepreneurs Candace Johnson, who founded Astra, Europe’s very first Communications Satellite Company, will speak about how Entrepreneurs Change the World.  Dr. Tai-Pong Fan will connect Medicines Ancient and Modern – by showing how Traditional Chinese Medicine and the latest Biotech and Genetics knowledge are teaming up to enhance the availability and quality of patient care. 

To open the event, Alan Barrell, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and International Fellow, Ashcroft International, Business School, will share his vision of A World Without Borders. Sandra Hollis, Vice President of Anglia Ruskin University’s International Office, will explain how Anglia Ruskin is working as a University Without Borders while Professor Charles Hampden-Turner will explore issues of Strategy and Leadership.  To complete the forum, Charles Lumbers – Entrepreneurship Professor from EDHEC, the European Business School in Nice  – will talk about how funds can be raised for such entrepreneurial ideas.

Speaking of the relevance of such conferences in today’s society, the Master of Gonville and Cauis College, and former British Ambassador to China, Sir Christopher Hum, MA CCMG, said:

"The organisers of these events are giving the leaders of tomorrow an opportunity to experience other cultures and to undertake development which will stand them in good stead in their future professional lives".

Entry to the forum, all the lectures, a panel discussion and lunch are all free of charge. Anglia Ruskin University. Registration is essential. Please contact Hoi Lei Chan ( if you want to reserve a place.