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This is open to all JAMK alumni as well!  Take advantage of a great opportunity !

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China study programme is 9-day programme organized at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. PolyU was ranked among the top 30 Asian universities in 2010.

During your stay you will attend different lectures mostly economy-oriented. It also includes factory visits in Shenzhen (China). You will acquire knowledge about Hong Kong, business communication in China, negotiation strategies in Asia, management and marketing in China and much more.

Course Programme

Tentative schedule

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • Hotel Harbour Plaza Metropolis
  • Location: heart of Kowloon, overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbour, 5-minute walking distance from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Single or twin rooms


The following costs will be paid by the participant:

  • Twin room including breakfast about 70 € per day
  • Single room including breakfast 150 € per day
  • Flights 995 € including transportation to and from hotel
  • Tuition fee Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1200 € per person (minimum 10 participants)
  • Administrative fee JAMK University of Applied Sciences 250 €.
  • Visa for China Factory visits in Shenzhen about 60 €


Selection process for the China Programme – Business Environment in Hong Kong and China is done at the home institution. All the applicants must be accepted by their home institution when applying to this course. The application period will end on January 18th, 2013. All the applicants will be contacted via email for further information after the application period by the course coordinator.

Before filling out the online application please get your passport and be prepared to write you motivation letter. You will also need a scanned photograph of yourself and a scanned copy of your passport. More instructions are in the application form.

Online Application:

Further Information and Registration

Slide show: Hong Kong

Mr. Risto Korkia-Aho, International Affairs Coordinator, +358 40 521 5687,
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Services Management


Illustration by Peter Oumanski


Now that the campaign is almost over, it’s clear that this presidential cycle was all about the economy. Just not the economy we’re actually entering. This thought crossed my mind during the second presidential debate as Mitt Romney declared that, if elected, he would label China as a currency manipulator. It was a rehearsed entreaty meant to appeal to thousands of frustrated manufacturing workers and their bosses in Rust Belt states. But it mainly confirmed how far we are from understanding our place in the new global economy.

Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news.

Not that long ago, the U.S. had that global economy all to itself. From the 1950s to the 1980s, it was the world’s dominant producer and consumer. In countries spanning Europe to Latin America, and throughout Asia, success was determined by how well they could siphon off a bit of this incredible growth. Things began to change in the 1970s, however, when Japan and Germany started making cars and factory equipment and electronic gadgets that beat their American competitors. And for the next 30 years, the U.S. struggled to adjust to increasingly competitive Asian and Latin American producers. But as long as it remained the world’s largest consumer market, the U.S. maintained lots of leverage. The government persuaded Pakistan to join the global war on terror, for instance, partly by promising its sock manufacturers duty-free access to its market.



We’ve all heard how badly newspapers and the Postal Service are hurting. Even if we didn’t hear about it in the news all the time, we would have to assume they can’t be doing too great. After all, when was the last time you licked an envelope or got black ink on your fingers? On the other hand, unless we intentionally seek out info on it, the suffering of some other industries may escape us. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has made its predictions of which industries will decline the most by 2020 in both output and employment. We broke down 10 of the ones that surprised us.

  1. Defense:

    One would think even hawks could agree that military spending that accounts for 58% of spending in the entire world is, dare we say, enough already. With the passage of 2011′s Budget Control Act, Congress finally acknowledged that the military could afford to make some sacrifices to help meet a $1.2 trillion goal of federal spending cuts over the next 10 years. The news is not welcome for the civilian defense industry (what the BLS calls “general federal defense government compensation”), which is predicted to lose $16.5 billion in output and just shy of 50,000 jobs by 2020.