Robert Gordon University increases presence in China

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) is expanding its international focus as it continues its investment in China.

The university has recently opened an office in Beijing, and is now increasing its presence by adding more agents to the team working in the Chinese capital.

RGU is passionate about increasing multiculturalism at the university and attracting talented students from across the globe. The university hopes increasing its agents in China will mean it’s able to assist more prospective students in the application process and support the transition of studying abroad.

The office in Beijing is helping to further increase RGU’s strong links with universities, partners, businesses and alumni in Asia and along with the agents is responsible for marketing the university to prospective international students in the region.

RGU’s Principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, who travelled to China to officially open the university’s Beijing office last year, said: “Overseas links are very important to the university and we are committed to expanding our international focus.

“Our office in China is helping us form a strategic presence in Asia which offers fantastic opportunities for partnerships and collaboration as well as new markets for student recruitment.”

The office, which is based in the central business area of Beijing, employs staff which supports RGU’s partners in Asia, works with universities, attends education exhibitions, meets with prospective students and connects with alumni across the region.

The office also provides the university with a base to connect with its international alumni who have returned home or who have relocated to the region after graduating.

Professor von Prondzynski, who attended an alumni engagement event during a recent trip to China which attracted over 100 international graduates, adds: “We have a large international alumni community which we hugely value so we are building on our engagement with our graduates across Asia.

“We are excited to be strengthening our presence in Asia where a wide range of our course offerings prove popular from business, architecture and engineering to occupational therapy and pharmacy.”

In relation to increasing its presence in China, the university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Wuhan Polytechnic University under which they will collaborate on higher education programmes.

The agreement sees the two universities explore the collaborative development of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral (PhD) programmes as well as research projects.

The MoU is also exploring articulation agreements between RGU and Wuhan Polytechnic University where students can split their study between the two institutions for specific undergraduate programmes such as accounting and finance, media, tourism, business management, engineering and architecture.

RGU’s Regional Manager for East Asia, Dan Bennett is currently visiting China to talk to prospective applicants about the university, its wide range of industry-focused courses and what they can expect from life as an RGU student. He will also be available to discuss admission requirements and anyone wishing to begin their application process will be given assistance in doing so.


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