The nature of Surrey International Institute (SII) is a joint venture agreement between Surrey and DUFE. Governance structure comprises a joint management committee (JMC) that oversees the operation run by its appointed executive group (EG).
The Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey leads Surrey’s JMC team. A Surrey senior member of staff is appointed by the JMC as the chair of executive Group in charge of the operation of the joint venture. SII strives to equip graduates with academic excellence, professional qualities and life skills to bring the graduates at the top of the employability scale. SII is committed to providing programmes which encompass the development of vocationally relevant skills and enables key areas such as project management, analysis and communication to be strengthened, in line with the demands of today's employers. It also offers the professional training year experience to its students, should they transfer to Stag Hill campus for their second year of studies.
Note they cannot access the profession year at SII SII-DUFE is the first joint venture agreement between Surrey and a prominent Chinese university, which is strategically important and marks the first step in the future development of the University of Surrey.