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Harper Adams celebrates links with Chinese universities

Posted 25 January

"The excellent academic provision we have developed is highly relevant to industry and the presence of Chinese and other international students on campus adds to the global experience of all students and staff.”

Students and staff at Newport's Chinese New Year celebrations

Students and staff at Newport's Chinese New Year celebrations

Harper Adams University is celebrating its strong links with Chinese universities and will soon be welcoming its fifth intake of Beijing students studying for an MSc in Applied Mechatronic Engineering.

The group arrive from one of China’s top ranked universities; China Agricultural University, which has a longstanding collaborative partnership with Harper Adams.

These students receive funding from the China Scholarship Council in recognition of the status of the course and, after twelve months, will return to China to complete further study before commencing their careers in engineering and technology.

Harper Adams also has collaborative undergraduate degree programmes with Beijing University of Agriculture and Huazhong University of Agriculture in Wuhan City, which sees around 100 undergraduate students coming to the campus each year.

There are also partnerships with several other Chinese universities and in July 2018, Harper Adams welcomed 40 Chinese students from four different universities to the annual Engineering and English Language Summer School.

Andy Jones, Director of Learning, Teaching and International said: “We are delighted to have strong and positive links with Chinese universities.

“The excellent academic provision we have developed is highly relevant to industry and the presence of Chinese and other international students on campus adds to the global experience of all students and staff.”

The University will be holding its annual International Dinner in February where the presence of students from China and 23 other countries is celebrated.

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