Robert Gordon University (RGU) is continuing to build on its overseas links with China after confirming a strategic partnership agreement with Southwest University in Chongqing.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between RGU and the university in Western China will give students the opportunity to split their studies between the two countries. In RGU this principally concerns the Aberdeen Business School and the School of Creative and Cultural Business.
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It follows on from the MoU signed last year between RGU and Wuhan Polytechnic University in Central China.
The 2+2 pathway agreement will cover a range of undergraduate programmes including accounting and finance, international business management, media, public relations and journalism. Future areas of additional collaboration are likely to include pharmacy and life sciences.
It is hoped that the first students from Southwest University will begin studies at RGU in September with students from RGU starting their studies at Southwest University next year.
RGU’s Principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, said: “Southwest University has a strong tradition of international engagement, enrolling its first overseas students in the 1950s and continuing to be recognised as an academic institution which encourages and supports students from around the world.
“Growing our international presence through the formation of educational alliances with other top performing universities is part of RGU’s continuing growth strategy. I am delighted we have signed this collaborative agreement with Southwest which will bring academic benefits for both universities and open up new opportunities for our students.”