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Chichester signs international agreement with Chinese university

GUFE officials were given a tour of the University's new £35million Tech Park


AN AGREEMENT has been signed between the University of Chichester and a higher education establishment in China to offer students a pathway to study in the UK for a year.

Officials from Guangxi University of Finance and Economics (GUFE) visited their Chichester counterparts in early May to oversee the campus facilities and approve a memorandum of understanding. The agreement will offer students who have completed three years at GUFE a route to complete their finals at Chichester, on either of its internationally-renowned degrees in BA (Hons) in Digital Film Technologies or BA (Hons) in Digital Marketing.

Professor Catherine Harper, University of Chichester Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are so pleased to have hosted our Chinese partners this week, in what was a very successful visit. We are looking forward to welcoming students from China.”

The memorandum was sanctioned by representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Education following the visit to Chichester, which included GUFE Vice President ZENG Fanping alongside five other delegates. They were welcomed by Professor Harper at the University’s new £35million Tech Park alongside Head of the Business School Professor Dave Cooper and Head of Creative and Digital Technologies Mike Holley.

The Tech Park, which opened in October last year, hosts the University’s Creative and Digital Technology department which has an international reputation in the world of film, animation, special effects, and supports skills such as screenplay and score writing. The GUFE delegation was also introduced to Director of Quality and Standards Katie Akerman and Regional Manager Miao Judge for a tour of the University’s Chichester campus, which has been providing higher education for 180 years.

Chichester and Guangxi universities sign agreement for Chinese students to study in UK

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Officials from Guangxi University of Finance and Economics included:

Vice President ZENG Fanping, Director of Academic Affairs Department XIA Guoen, Director of Development Planning and Education Evaluation Center TANG Hong, Deputy Director of International Co-operation and Exchange FU Qi, Vice Dean of School of Information and Statistics YU Guangji, and interpreter LI Ying, the Associate Professor of the College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Also present were Provincial Education Department Senior Official LUO Guangyao and Chairman of Achieve Education Group Chenming Bao.