Newman begins partnership with Chinese university

Professor Zeng, GDUE and Professor Peter Lutzeier sign partnership agreement

Professor Zeng, GDUE and Professor Peter Lutzeier sign partnership agreement

Newman University in Birmingham, has signed an agreement with Guangdong University of Education (GDUE) in Guangzhou, China that begins with Newman validating a one-year Professional Graduate Certificate in Management and Business for GDUE students.

Students who complete the course with distinction, and achieve high enough scores in English language tests, will automatically become eligible to apply for a place on Newman's own MBA course in Birmingham.

Professor Peter Lutzeier, vice chancellor at Newman University, said: "We're delighted to have signed this agreement with GDUE. At Newman we are committed to the internationalisation of our curriculum as well as educating students to be ethical and productive citizens in a globalised world.

"Staff at both universities have worked together to identify ways we can collaborate effectively and we expect to develop an on-going partnership that will focus on research and educational provision linked to areas including sport, business and aspects of health and social care."

The partnership agreement was signed during a visit to Newman by several members of GDUE staff including Dr Jianium Li, director of sport; Dr Xiaohy Li, director of youth studies; and vice president Professor Xiaolong Zeng.

Professor Zeng, who was also made an honorary visiting professor at Newman University during the visit, said: "We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship between the two universities and hope the partnership will deliver beneficial links in the areas of teaching and research over the coming months and years."

Tags: China, GDUE, Guangdong University of Education, Guangzhou, Newman University in Birmingham, Professor Peter Lutzeier

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