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Published: 23 November 2018

British Council Chinese Delegation, including the China Ministry of Education, visits University of Surrey

On 7 November, the University of Surrey was delighted to welcome a British Council-led delegation from the China Ministry of Education, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and 19 Chinese higher education institutions.

The visit provided delegates with an insight into UK higher education policies, including those related to quality assurance for Transnational education (TNE) initiatives.

Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice President Global, delivered an overview of the University of Surrey’s new corporate and global strategies, with a particular focus on Surrey’s campus in Dongbei, in partnership with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economic. The joint venture Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE), currently celebrating its 11th year, enables undergraduate students to obtain a dual degree in either Business Management or International Tourism Management, recognised both in China and the UK. In 2019, SII will expand its programme offerings to include BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance.

The visit provided delegates with an insight into UK policies and procedures, particularly those related to quality assurance for dual-degree awards. The University of Surrey is proud of its collaborations in teaching and research with Chinese Partners and of its strong relationship with the China Ministry of Education (MoE) and Chinese Education Association for International Education (CEAIE). Both the China MoE and CEAIE referred to SII-DUFE as an example of good practice in China, thanking Surrey for their contribution and expressing support for future collaborative projects.

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