Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) has extensive and on-going research and training programs/projects with the People's Republic of China. The China Projects Office, located within the School of Urban and Regional Planning, coordinates these activities. The following are the main projects administered by the China Projects Office:
Training for the Ministry of Land and Resources, People's Republic of China.
The School is the "implementing agent" of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Ministry of Land and Resources, China. Current and on-going projects include the following.
Student Summer Internship in Beijing
Each summer, two SURP students are selected to participate in an internship with the various offices and research centres of China's Ministry of Land and Resources. In the past, students have participated in internships hosted by the China Academy of Land and Resources Economics and the China Land and Surveying and Planning Institute in Beijing. SURP students typically spend up to three months living and working in Beijing. For more information about the Student Summer Internship in Beijing please contact the China Projects Coordinated as noted at the end of this page.
Morgan Alger during summer of 2012 making final presentation at CALRE with the President of the Academy! http://www.calre.org.cn/html/articledetail.asp?tempid=KAJCMV0%2FS0MgWjo
Queen's-Fudan University Research Alliance
A multidisciplinary and international research alliance exists between the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queens University and the Institute of Biodiversity Science at Fudan University in Shanghai. The mission of this alliance is to undertake multidisciplinary studies of land use change and environmental management in China and is part of a broader memorandum of understanding signed between Queen's University and Fudan University. Since the founding of the co-laboratory in 2001, several SURP students have spent up to three months studying at Fudan's Institute of Biodiversity Science in Shanghai. Furthermore, several Fudan University students have come to SURP for a semester of research and course work. Overall, the School's alliance with Fudan University is growing and increasing the opportunities for SURP students to live and study in one of the most dynamic and interesting countries in the world.
Chinese Visiting Scholars
The School of Urban and Regional Planning commonly hosts visiting scholars from various Chinese universities as well as government departments. In the past, doctoral and master's students have come to SURP from universities such as China's top-ranked Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tongi and Fudan Universities in Shanghai, and Jilin University in Changchun. Moreover, researchers from China's high-level State Council have spent several months at our School.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Li Xu, China Projects Coordinator
School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
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