The project is run in cooperation between Beijing (ChinaYouth University for Political Sciences), Kunming (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Yunnan University, YHDRA, Yunnan Health and Development Research Center, Yunnan Federation for Social Sciences Reseach), Lyon (Université de Lyon2-Lumières), Lund (Research Policy Institute).
Roger Sages, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology. Carl Magnus Pålsson, Research Policy Institute.
a) Globalisation and its eventual effects on identity (ies) of young people, the problems of acculturation, be it to another country, to another cultural landscape in the same country (village to city) or to a foreign cultural organisation in one’s own country (yoga center in western countries, working in a foreign enterprise).
b) Cultural aspects of contacts between university staff/students. Two points are here of very special interest:
1. A close study of the forms and kinds of exchanges occurring during cultural interactions between staff members of European and Chinese universities (research in the communication process, as part of a research on the politics of sciences), understanding/misunderstanding due to culturally different preconceptions and expectations;
2. A close study of the process of acculturation occurring when Chinese students are studying abroad (Sweden, France). Differences in behaviour, styles of learning, styles of behaving toward their classmates and teachers, working capacity.