Dean Kimmo Nuotio attended the annual conference of the New Silk Road Law Schools Alliance at University of New South Wales in Sydney on 4-5 November 2016. The Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki is one of the founding members of the Alliance. Deans and representatives of faculties and law schools of more than 10 Universities from 5 different continents attended the conference. During the discussions, the representatives planned future activities and considered new forms of academic collaboration and student mobility. The meeting was also an opportunity to report on the success of the international conference “Road to New Paradigms: Impact of China’s Silk Road Initiative in China, Central Asia and the EU” held earlier this year in Helsinki, and introduce the publication project following from this event. Dean Nuotio was accompanied by Kangle Zhang, contact person of the Alliance at the University of Helsinki.
The next annual meeting and workshop will take place at Wuhan University in China.
At the occasion of his visit to Australia, Dean Kimmo Nuotio also attended meetings at the law schools of Melbourne University, Australian National University and Sydney University to discuss future collaboration.