Sino-Overseas Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation (SOECEF)
is a non-profit organisation set up to promote and facilitate education
and cultural exchange between China and other parts of the world.
SOECEF benefits from the pooled resources of China Business Network
(CBN) and Grace International as well as supports of many other
organisations and respected personalities who have had direct involvement
and vast experience in the educational and/or cultural exchanges
between China and other countries.
Prior to the establishment of SOECEF the CBN London Office in
collaboration with a number of partnering organisations in China
have been providing marketing services and recruitment supports
to a large number of foreign Universities, HE and FE colleges as
well as other educational institutions from University of Aberdeen,
Durham, Kings College London to University of Westminster. Many
of the existing clients can be found in one of its main online projects
called “Studying Abroad Online” i.e. http://chuguo.cn and http://liuxue168.cn
on the China Wide Web or http://www.studyabroad168.net
on the World Wide Web.
Grace International has been highly visible in the fields of
facilitating the educational exchange between many Chinese and British
universities such as University of Hull and University of Manchester
and Beijing Jiaotong University, Renmin University, Yanshan University
etc. We have also benefited from and are very grateful to the support
given by the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy and particularly
the personal attention and care from Education Councillor Mr. Li
Wangrong who is now the Secretary General of China Scholarship Council.
It is the intention of the current operating officers of SOECEF
to expand its activities both in China and overseas so that many
more persons and institutions will benefit from our good courses
and enhanced resources.
1.To promote and facilitate education and cultural exchange between
China, and other parts of the world
2.To provide advice and assistance to Chinese students to enable
them to pursue or continue their studies or otherwise further their
education or profession overseas.
3.To encourage and to assist Chinese education and cultural institutions
that wish to forge relationships with overseas institutions and
4.To recruit foreign teachers particularly for teaching foreign
languages in China
5.To provide English language courses to Chinese students and
other foreign students and to provide Chinese language programs
for English and other foreign nationals that wish to study Chinese
6.To promote Chinese culture by supplying well-established Chinese
artists from all fields such as music, visual and fine arts, calligraphy
and martial arts etc. to foreign media and other organisations that
are interested in any aspect of Chinese culture.
Areas of benefit
China, United Kingdom and rest of the world.
Overseas activities of SOECEF are currently undertaken from the
London Office of the China Business Network and that of Grace International.
The Foundation’s activities in China are undertaken and supported
by a number of members and associated organisations throughout China.