[Information Session] Further Study in University of Oxford
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 14:00 - 15:00
Location T6-104
Contact Career Development Office

Topic: Further Study in University of Oxford, with following contents:

²  General information about University of Oxford
²  General Information about master programmes in University of Oxford
²  Preparation of applying further study abroad

[Speaker Information]

Dirk Meyer is Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Fellow of The Queen's College in the University of Oxford. After studying Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University, Taipei, and Sinology and Philosophy at Heidelberg and Leiden, he obtained his Ph.D (2008) from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Working on Chinese Philosophy with a special focus on close philological analysis, Meyer’s research explores argument strategies in early Chinese thought production and the interplay of material conditions and ideas. His publications include Philosophy on Bamboo: Text and the Production of Meaning in Early China (Brill, 2011); Literary Forms of Argument in Early China (co-edited with Joachim Gentz; Brill, 2015; paperback edition 2016); Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy: Studies in the Composition and Thought of the Shangshu (Classic of Documents) (co-edited with Martin Kern; Brill, 2017). His current current book project, Documentation and Argument in Early China: The Shangshu (Venerated Documents) and the “Shu” Traditions, is a corpus-based conceptual history that investigates the ways “Shu” traditions shaped the sociopolitical and philosophical discourse during the Warring States period (c. 453-221 BC). Meyer is co-editor of the new book series Library of Sinology (with Chen Zhi and Adam Schwartz). He is Founding Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures (CMTC), Oxford.

[Introduction to University of Oxford]

The university of Oxford, is located in Oxford, UK. It is the world's top public research university and adopts the college federalism. The university of Oxford, along with Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science are known as G5. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking area and the second oldest higher education institution in the world. A number of leading scientific masters and a large number of epoch-making artists and heads of state, including 28 British prime ministers and dozens of world leaders, political and business leaders were graduated from the University of Oxford. The university has a high academic status and extensive influence in mathematics, physics, medicine, law, business and other fields. It is recognized as one of the top institutions of higher education in the world. Since 1902, the University has also established the Rhodes Scholarship for undergraduates from all over the world. As of March 2019, there are 72 Nobel laureates, 3 fields laureates), and 6 Turing laureates among Oxford alumni, professors, and researchers.

In 2019-2020, the University of Oxford ranked No. 1 in THE World University Rankings, No.4 in 2020 QS World University Ranking, No.5 in 2020 US News World University Rankings, No.7 in 2019 world University Academic Rankings, No.5 in 2019 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. In particular, The University of Oxford ranked first in THE World University Rankings for four consecutive years from 2017 to 2020.