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The mission of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs (IGCA) is to serve as a focal point for China-related activities at the University of Maryland, and to build on existing campus strengths to promote understanding and address matters of importance to China, the United States, and the global Chinese community.

The IGCA fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scholars, policymakers, students and leaders in China-related areas. Topics involved include science, technology, business and journalism, with opportunities for research and discussion in such critical issues as U.S.-China relations, the global economy, trade and diplomacy, science and technology, economic development, cultural issues and education.


The IGCA logo is the Chinese character HUA, meaning (1) magnificent, splendid, brilliant; (2) Chinese; and for our purposes, refers to the people of greater or global China.


The IGCA Professional Programs enable executives to learn about globalization, the market economy, modern management, major issues facing the global Chinese community, and the community’s relationship with the United States and international institutions.

The programs utilize the University’s own expertise as well as its affiliated network of businesses, governmental organizations, and experts in the Washington-Baltimore area. Ranked the best in the world by China’s Foreign Experts Administration, the programs promote the development of collaboration between the University of Maryland and the executives, leaders, and institutions of the global Chinese community. The IGCA programs offer participants the opportunity to take part in extensive seminars, field trips, and research.

The IGCA Professional Programs participants are those principally responsible for implementing reformation in China at the local, municipal, and central government levels.


IGCA offers a variety of public programs to promote understanding of and cooperation with the global Chinese community.

The IGCA Noon Forums are series of noontime events about critical issues for the United States, China and the world. Held on campus, typically with a lunch buffet, these events draw attendees from the University and greater Washington, D.C. area. Forums have examined such topics as the thirty-year anniversary of Nixon’s visit to China, China and Taiwan’s entry into the World Trade Organization, developments in higher education in China, and China’s leadership changes.

IGCA promotes business cooperation through a series of working meetings called “Doing Business in China,” which involve Maryland and regional business leaders and IGCA’s visiting Chinese executives.


The Institute for Global Chinese Affairs is located on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park. Northeast of Washington, D.C. in Prince George's County, College Park is 10 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., 25 miles from Baltimore, and 15 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

Institute for Global Chinese Affairs
0124 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Tel.: 301.405.0208
Fax: 301.405.0219



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