Murdoch strengthens its ties with China October 25, 2011 Murdoch University has signed sister university agreements with two Chinese universities, Guangdong University of Business Studies (GUBS) and Northwest University of Politics and Law (NWUPL). Murdoch’s Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Gary Martin, said the agreements signified a commitment to enhance and develop the existing partnership beyond student programs to include academic staff exchange and research. “The sister university agreements form part of a broader China engagement strategy to raise the University’s profile in China and provide mutual educational, cultural, and economic benefit to Murdoch, its partners and the wider community,” Professor Martin said. Professor Martin said that as a result of Chinese partnerships, Murdoch expected incoming student numbers from China to reach at least 200 to 300 per year by 2012. “We seek to provide quality learning opportunities for students in China, allowing them to complete part of their qualifications overseas,” he said. “The international exposure gained through a Murdoch program will enhance their potential in a highly competitive job market.” “These sister university relationships also provide opportunities for Murdoch students to participate in international exchange and gain a first-hand understanding about China – Australia’s largest trading partner.” Murdoch University now has a total of three sister university agreements with Chinese universities. An agreement was also signed with Zhejiang University of Technology in May last year and a fourth is planned with the Shenyang Institute of Engineering. GUBS is located in the Guangdong Province and has a student population of more than 17,000 studying a variety of disciplines. NWUPL is a law institution with more than 15,000 students. While in China, Professor Gary Martin and Murdoch’s Senior Relationship Manager (China), Pearl Chua, also visited Guangzhou University to discuss a staff mentoring program and met with the Murdoch MBA Alumni in China. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Events, Future Students, Murdoch achievements, International, School of Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Tags: china, gary martin, guangdon university of business studies, northwest university of politics and law, pearl chua, shenyang institute of engineering, sister universities, zhejiang university of technology Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!