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UCLan Vice President renews collaboration between Far East partner institutions

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Vice President Dr Graham Baldwin returned last week from a successful visit of all UCLan’s strategic partners in China and Hong Kong.

During the visit the Vice President met with President Zhong Wei He from GuangDong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) to update him on developments at UCLan. The meeting concluded with a signing ceremony to renew the collaboration between the two institutions. Every year, over 150 students come from GDUFS joining courses in UCLan’s Lancashire Business School (LBS), School of Journalism and Media (JAM) and School of Language, Literature and International Studies (SOLLIS), with many students progressing onto postgraduate study at UCLan.

Dr Baldwin also visited Shenzhen University and met with Vice President Ruan and Deans to conclude discussions around the establishment of a number of 2+2 articulation agreements, which would see students entering into the Lancashire Business School and School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS).

This is a significant development and reaffirms the UCLan – Shenzhen relationships, which spans over 25 years. Shenzhen plan to recruit dedicated cohorts of students who will transfer to UCLan after two years of study in China, entering Year 2 at UCLan. At the end of the discussions both Vice Presidents signed the institutional agreements, which will allow Shenzhen to start recruitment for September 2014.