Dr Mihajlo Jakovljevic’s Lectures at School of Public Affairs

2019-09-10 | 查看: 124

From the 11th of July till 17th July 2019, Dr Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic, visited the School of Public Affairs (SPA), USTC. He is a Professor from University of Kragujevac, Serbia. He was also an appointed WHO EACHR Committee member where he has the advisory capacity to the Cabinet of WHO Regional Director for Europe. Ms. LIU Yinghua, Director of the International Affairs Office at School of Public Affairs, has hosted the Lectures and Dr Mihajilo gave two-comprehensive lectures. The event is very educative for more than 30 international students from more than 20 countries.



The first lecture was‘Long Term Health Expenditure Trends and Forecasts in Global Emerging Markets up to 2025 (BRICS/EM7)’. Dr Mihajlo began the report with a short overview of global economic history. He presented graphs and statistics that analyzed the economic development of the countries. He pointed out the uniqueness of the health care market, sources of rising medical care costs, the life cycles of drugs etc. Dr Mihajlo has further discussed the BRICS’ health spending for over the past two decades. He further listed the percentage point share (%)of Global THE (Int. $ PPP) of BRICS (Int. $ PPP) and G7 nations in specific. Finally, Dr Mihajlo has concluded the presentation with the forecasts for BRICS’ health care investments.


In the second lecture, which was titled‘Population Ageing as Global Phenomenon – Impact to the Provision and Financing of Health Care’, Dr Mihajlo highlighted the importance of public health care with several pictures and statistics. He elaborated the history of population ageing by using a demographic transition model. He pointed out his aspects which may influence future trends of population ageing. He focused on the changing role of the family, the worldwide growth in geriatric population and the gendered perspective. He further compared the population ageing in BRICS and the Next Eleven. Dr Mihajlo emphasized a number of outstanding characteristics in these fast-developing countries. 


Dr Mihajlo Jakovljevic’s lectures has attracted the students, especially international students from ‘Belt and Road’ route countries. They all benefited from the lectures and spoke highly for Dr Mihajlo Jakovljevic’s ideas. Dr Mihajlo has enlightened the students knowledge during interaction session.


Professor Song Wei, Dean of SPA has extended his warm welcome to Professor Mihajlo for his visit and exchanged views on strengthening China-Europe for cooperation and jointly promoting the construction of ‘Belt and Road’. He specially invited Professor Mihajlo to taste the Cold-Brewing Winter Tea which has won special prize in the ‘Challenge Cup’ of Anhui province. Professor Mihajlo expressed his hope that he would have the opportunity to promote the Cold-Brewing Winter Tea as well as other healthy drinks in Europe. He saw a great hope to strengthen the academic and technological innovation exchanges between University of Kragujevac and USTC.


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