At the very beginning ThinkINchina was funded only by the enthusiasm (and private funds) of the young researchers that gave birth to the initiative. During the last 11 years of successful events and initiatives the TIC Community has been constantly expanding, giving a precious contribution to the academic discussion between China and its growing foreign audience.


For this reason, we decided to consolidate the community even further, offering to young researchers and students engaged in Contemporary China new chances to make fruitful experiences.


We therefore thank our partners for their continued support and for the great opportunities they provide to the ThinkINchina Community. After completing the registration, you will be able to enjoy the special offers listed below.



Logo TOChina Summer School


The TOChina Summer School, a partnership of the TOChina HubUniversity of Torino, and the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), has been running with the support of Fondazione CRT since 2007 to help outstanding students, young scholars and engaged professionals reflect on the complexity of China’s development and return to global prominence from a plurality of perspectives.


The aim of this program is to work at the intersection between China’s long-term structural transformations in socio-political, economic and cultural terms, and those particularly salient trends that are currently informing international debates on China. To ensure the pluralism of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives presented throughout the course, TOChina Summer School faculty members are academics and policy experts from a variety of fields, including Economics, Economic History, International Relations, International Political Economy, Political Philosophy and Culture, Political Science, and Sociology.


The 2021 TOChina Summer School is suitable not only for participants wishing to study the domestic aspects of China’s politics, but also for those who intend to explore the rapidly evolving dynamics of Asian and global geopolitics and economics. For those looking for insights into future career options, the TOChina Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage in lively debates with senior scholars who are often in charge of Ph.D programs in their country, and affiliated to a variety of organizations. The informal sessions participants join to acquire greater knowledge of the work of TOChina faculty members are a trademark of TOChina’s hands-on approach to the study of contemporary China.


As a sign of support and trust for ThinkINchina Community, TOChina offers a discount on the tuition fees to TIC Registered Members and invites them to join its world-class program, that for its 15th edition will take place online for this special edition from June 21 to July 2, 2021.


Applications will be opened until June 14, 2021 – check TOChina website for updates.





The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) is an intensive set of crash courses designed to equip a high-power group of prospective managers and entrepreneurs with strategic skills in the areas of business internationalization, cross-cultural management and creative entrepreneurship, with a focus on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The CMBP curriculum has been developed by an international team of scholars of contemporary China together with European executive education specialists and China-based professionals. All faculty members are accomplished business executive, legal professionals and academics from some of the world’s best universities and most dynamic companies.


The program aims to respond to the growing demand for highly-qualified profiles combining substantive competence on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region, good command of the basics of international business, and an entrepreneurial spirit free of naiveté.


The 9th edition of CMBP was originally going to be hosted by Peking University and taking place across BeijingChongqing and Shenzhen.Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the program has been exceptionally transferred ONLINE from July 19 to August 13, 2021.

Participants will be able to learn how to operate in international markets, how to apply their knowledge of Chinese language and culture – or start developing an understanding of it – and how to transform their international mindset into a game-changing tool for an ambitious career across the Euro-Mediterranean region and China.


Over 4 weeks of training with a world-class faculty, participants acquire strategic business skills through team project work, case-study analyses and start-up business plan simulations.


As a sign of support and trust for the ThinkINchina Community, ThinkINchina Registered Members are entitled to apply for a Partners’ Scholarship for reducing the tuition fees.

Applications for the 9th edition are now open and are processed on a first come, first served basis.


Learn more at and check the promotional video on YouTube and Youku