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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cumbria sets up links with Chinese university

The University of Cumbria has signed a deal to link up with a leading Chinese university which will see visits from Chinese academics and students.

A delegation from Dalian Nationalities University has been visiting Cumbria this week and have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the scheme.

The have visited Cumbria’s campuses in Ambleside and Lancaster and were in Carlisle yesterday for the launch of University’s business school.

The deal between the two universities is being hailed as a major step towards Cumbria’s ambitions to improve its international reputation.

Vice chancellor Professor Peter Strike told in-cumbria: “We’re delighted to be setting up this link and will be working on detailed plans for staff exchanges.

“The Chinese will be looking at best practice all over the world and want to see really good teaching examples and take them back to their own country.”

Dalian University were interested in Cumbria’s flexible working arrangements across multiple site and rural location, he added.

The scheme will start with Chinese staff spending time in Cumbria and in time Chinese students coming to study on year long placements in business and IT courses.

Dalian Nationalities University is based in the north east of China and focuses on technology and applied science.

 

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