The University has signed new agreements with six Chinese institutions, further strengthening its links in the country.
The agreements will enable collaborations between researchers in China and Edinburgh, and facilitate international exchange study programmes for students.
The partnerships include new undergraduate collaborations in neuroscience, mathematics, medicine and social sciences.
“We are excited about the potential of these projects. Expanding our links with China will not only encourage international students to visit and choose to study at Edinburgh, but also to be inspired by fresh ideas and new skills.”
Vice Principal International
The links include:
These latest initiatives build on long-term partnerships with staff and students at Peking University, where a new joint MSc in Law programme sits alongside joint research projects on history, medicine, politics and philosophical studies.
The University of Edinburgh has relationships with more than 50 top Chinese institutions.
The University also established a China Office in 2005 to support its strategic relationship with China.
The Confucius Institute for Scotland, based at the University, also works to develop effective business, cultural and academic links between China and Scotland.
This article was published on Feb 25, 2012