China Projects Office
The School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) has extensive and on-going research and training programs/projects with the People's Republic of China. The China Projects Office, located within the School of Urban and Regional Planning, coordinates these activities. The following are the main projects administered by the China Projects Office:
Training for Officials from China’s Ministry of Land and Resources
During the summer, SURP organized a two-week intensive training program in land use planning for 43 government officials from China’s Ministry of Land and Resources. The training included 14 presentations from experts from Queen’s University, Government of Ontario, Federal Government, the private sector and three field trips.
Chinese Government Officials Internship Program
The Queen’s - China Ministry of Land and Resources internship program was established 17 years ago under a Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Ministry. The purpose is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of land and mineral resources administration and management in China by sharing relevant Canadian experiences with Chinese professionals/officials. Every year, 6-8 interns are placed in Canada for five months, in government agencies, private firms and non-governmental organizations to observe and study Canadian practices as well as participate in, and contribute to Canadian projects. Government sponsors over the years have included Natural Resources Canada, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipality of Kingston, and Municipality of Hastings.
The 2012 China Ministry of Land and Resources Interns were placed in the following locations:
- Mr. Zhang Fugang interned at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
- Ms. Qiu Xiaolei and Ms. Zhang Rui interned with the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Peterborough Office
- Mr. Kan Youxun interned with the Planning and Development Department, Hastings County, Belleville
- Ms. Cheng Ting interned with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the Kingston Office.
- Ms. Sun Yan and Ms. Gu Yanfei both interned with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry in the Sudbury Office
The Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources recently extended this partnership with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding.
In 2015, six officials from the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) completed a six-month internship program at SURP.
Student Summer Internships in Beijing
During the spring/summer semester students Angus Beaty and Isaac Shirokoff completed their China Internship program sponsored by China's Ministry of Land and Resources. Angus spent his semester at the China Academy of Land and Resources Economics, while Isaac interned with the China Land and Surveying and Planning Institute in Beijing.
Chinese Visiting Scholars
The School of Urban and Regional Planning commonly hosts visiting scholars from various Chinese universities as well as government departments. In the past, doctoral and master's students have come to SURP from universities such as China's top-ranked Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tongi and Fudan Universities in Shanghai, and Jilin University in Changchun. Moreover, researchers from China's high-level State Council have spent several months at our School.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Li Xu, China Projects Coordinator
School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
- Phone: (613) 533-2007
- Fax: (613) 533-6905