Strategic partner developments for UCLan in China

Vice President Graham Baldwin returned last week from a successful visit of all of UCLan’s strategic partners in China and Hong Kong.



During the visit the Vice President met with President Zhong Wei He from GDUFS to update him on developments at UCLan. The meeting concluded with a signing ceremony to renew the collaboration between the two institutions. Every year over 150 students come from GDUFS joining courses in Lancashire Business School, Journalism and Media and Language, Literature and International Studies, with many students progressing onto postgraduate study at UCLan.


The Vice President also visited Shenzhen University and met with Vice President Ruan and Deans to conclude discussions around the establishment of a number of 2+2 articulation agreements, which would see students entering into the school of LBS and CEPS. This is a significant development and reaffirms the UCLan – Shenzhen relationships, which spans over 25 years. Shenzhen plan to recruit dedicated cohorts of students who will transfer to UCLan after 2 years of study in China, entering year two at UCLan.

At the end of the discussions both Vice Presidents signed the institutional agreements, which will allow Shenzhen to start recruitment for September 2014.