Chinese university delegation visits Queen's
Senior Queen’s leaders are welcoming a delegation from Tsinghua University to further explore collaboration with the Chinese institution.
“The reciprocal visit will help us solidify our relationship with this top Chinese university,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “We are enthusiastic about the potential of the partnership, which once defined will provide students and faculty with exciting opportunities here and abroad.”
Last February, Principal Woolf and other senior-level administrators visited Tsinghua University – one of the top two post-secondary institutions in China with a strong reputation in science and engineering – in Beijing. Both universities agreed to broaden existing collaborations to include a wider scope of student exchange, research collaborations, and study-abroad for Tsinghua students at the Bader International Study Centre in the United Kingdom.
Queen’s already has several study-abroad agreements in place with Tsinghua. Queen’s School of Business (QSB) has facilitated exchanges for students between QSB and Tsinghua’s School of Economics for the past four years. In total, 20 Tsinghua students have studied at QSB and 16 QSB students have spent time at Tsinghua. In addition, the Faculty of Law has a study-abroad agreement with Tsinghua in which Queen’s students can study at the Chinese institution.
"With Tsinghua, we look forward to building on our existing strengths in innovative teaching and research programs in China,” says Jim Lee, Vice-Provost (International). “China, in general, remains a priority region of academic engagement for us."
Tsinghua’s senior administrative leaders are meeting with Principal Woolf and Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), as well as several deans and department heads.