China collaboration (SII-DUFE)
Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE) is a joint academic partnership between the University of Surrey and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China.
SII-DUFE offers international study courses, taking advantage of the expertise of the two partner universities to offer top-quality programmes in subjects aligned with business management and tourism management.
Through our partnership, we offer courses that develop vocationally relevant skills and strengthens key areas such as project management, analysis and communication, in line with the demands of today's employers.By adopting a new type of transnational approach, students from the UK and China have the opportunity to spend part of their course at both Surrey and DUFE. With over 1,000 students on campus, SII-DUFE has contributed to meeting the needs of China in key economic areas.
We collaborate with DUFE to ensure students are well-managed and can participate in important committees, including the relevant Learning and Teaching Committee, Staff-Student Liaison Committee or Students' Union. Academic staff at both locations provide personal tutoring and regular consultation times so students can freely interact with teaching staff.
SII-DUFE is governed through a joint management committee (JMC), which in turn is run by its appointed Executive Group. The Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey leads Surrey’s JMC team. A senior member of Surrey staff is appointed by the JMC as the Chair of the Executive Group in charge of the operations of the joint venture. Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice-President (Global Strategy and Engagement) currently holds this post.
SII-DUFE is monitored and approved by the Ministry of Education China and is audited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in the UK and the China Education Association for International exchange (CEAIE), ensuring that quality standards in teaching, learning and assessments are continually improved. The partnership is an approved Sino Foreign Joint Cooperative School (SFJCS).
The next steps
Building upon this success, we aim to take SII-DUFE into the next phase of its development and ensure that both universities maximise the potential of, and benefits from, the partnership.