Strengthening China partnerships

A Flinders University delegation led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling visited China last week for strategic meetings with Capital Normal University in Beijing and Nankai University in Tianjin, along with Australian government representatives.

The meetings and events conducted between May 31 and June 3 2018 helped to support emerging Chinese alumni relations, student recruitment, and further research and teaching partnerships in China.

Meetings with the president and staff of Capital Normal University in Beijing reflected on the success of the CNU-Flinders joint Master of Education program since 2004 and intensive short training programs for merit undergraduate students.

To date more than 5,000 students have graduated from the three Flinders programs taught at Nankai University, which is a top tier Chinese institution.

The Flinders delegation, which also included Chancellor Stephen Gerlach, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Sebastian Raneksold, Professor Mike Kyrios, Executive Director Communication, Marketing and Engagement Callista Thillou, Director International Engagement Matt Taverner, and Manager International Engagement (Partnerships) Allisa Zhao, also held a networking dinner in Beijing with a dozen Chinese graduates and an informal dinner for new graduates from the Flinders Nankai program, on the evening before their graduation ceremony.


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