A FORMAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY and the China Scholarship Council means that some of the top graduate students from that country will be coming to Victoria to complete their doctoral studies. The agreement is only the second of its kind between a Canadian university and the council, which is part of the Chinese ministry of education.
“It will provide further opportunities to internationalize our campus by allowing some of the best students in China to come to work together with students and faculty here,” says President David Turpin, who co-signed the agreement with Zhang Xiuquin, secretary general of the scholarship council.
The groundwork for the agreement was laid last year during a visit to China by Mechanical Engineering Prof. Zuomin Dong and Jim Anglin, associate vice-president, academic and student affairs. China’s rising investment in education will see the country sending 5,000 of its top graduate students to foreign universities annually.
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