Coventry University is set to establish a brand-new education institution in Hainan in collaboration with the Communication University of China.
The project is currently in the development and construction stage alongside a number of other Chinese and foreign universities within the Hainan Lingshui Li’an International Education Innovation Pilot Zone.
The education institution, named the Communication University of China – Coventry College, has just been formally approved by the Ministry of Education in China and is expected to eventually attract more than 1,000 students, with the aim that the first of these will begin their studies in September 2023.
The Ministry’s approval will enable the education institution to specialise in computer science, Artificial Intelligence and design, offering five courses in a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate-taught and PhD programmes.Professor Jingjing Xu, Academic Dean & Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for China Partnerships
Many students in China may want to obtain an international degree but might not want or be able to move abroad to study. The aim of the collaboration is to offer these students the chance to obtain these types of qualifications without having to move.
Professor Richard Wells Pro-Vice-Chancellor International at Coventry University said “It is hoped that this will also open up fantastic research opportunities and raise our profile in China. We are thrilled to have reached this stage, we have been working on this for a number of years and it is a complex project to deliver”.
The Hainan Lingshui Li’an International Education Innovation Pilot Zone
The Hainan Lingshui Li’an International Education Innovation Pilot Zone has the goal of creating a platform for cooperation between Chinese and foreign universities.
Communication University of China
The Communication University of China (CUC) was founded in 1954, is one of the top universities in China. It is one of the first “Double First-Class” universities directly under the Ministry of Education, which is also the “211 Project” and “985 Dominant Disciplines Innovation platform”. The university has a world reputation in Journalism & Communication, Film & Television Arts, Design, Digital Art and Computer Science.
As the prime academic research centre in information communication, CUC has strength in scientific research resources. A number of research centres have also been set up that include State Key Laboratory for Media Convergence and Communications, Key Laboratory for Intelligent Media Integration of The Ministry of Education and Internet Information Research Institute at university-level.
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