Partnership Universities and locations
Summer 2014 host universities:
The Summer 2014 programme will offer the opportunity to attend one of the following three universities:
East China Normal University
Shandong University - Jinan Shandong Province
Shandong University consists of 31 schools, a graduate school, 104 undergraduate degree programmes, 209 master degree programmes, 127 doctoral degree programmes and is the oldest and most prestigious university in China with a student population of over 95,000 students.
Shandong is the birthplace of Confucius, the ancient sage and teacher whose impact continues to influence Chinese education, politics and thought. Shandong is also home to China’s most sacred mountain, Tai Shan. Shandong is considered the friendliest place in China and is well known for its welcoming approach to foreign tourists. Its economy is diverse, from large scale state-run enterprises to agriculture and fishery with world famous brands such as ‘Tsingtao Beer’ and ‘Haier’.
The cost of living in Shandong is considerably lower than bigger cities such as Shanghai and Beijing, making it a popular destination for students. Many traditional Chinese folk arts and cultural pursuits such as paper-cutting and kite-making originate from this region. Jinan is known as ‘Spring City’ with hundreds of hot springs dotted around the city.
Find out more about Shandong University
East China Normal University
East China Normal University has long been reputed as a "Garden University" for its beautiful campus scenery , East China Normal University commonly referred to as ECNU, is a comprehensive research university situated in Shanghai, providing students with the opportunity to study in most influential economic, financial and international trade centre in East China.
ECNU was established in 1951 and is the first national normal university of the People's Republic of China.
Originally founded to train school teachers, the university is now an institution training researchers, professors, high-level civil servants, as well as business and political leaders.
At present the university is made up of 20 full-time schools and colleges, 2 unconventional colleges and 5 advanced research institutes, with 58 departments offering 76 undergraduate programs.
Find out more about East China Normal University: http://english.ecnu.edu.cn/
Nanjing means southern capital and is the centre for commerce and trade in Eastern China.
Nanjing University with a student body totalling 43,477 (12,655 undergraduates, 11,030 graduates),provides multi-disciplinary programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technological sciences, life sciences, modern engineering and management.
Nanjing University was the first university whose undergraduate education was appraised by the Ministry of Education as excellent.
Nanjing University is comprised of 21 schools with 59 departments. It runs 78 undergraduate programs, 213 master`s programs, 9 professional master`s programs, 147 Ph.D. programs (under 23 primary disciplines), and 23 post-doctoral research stations.
In addition to excellence in teaching and research work, Nanjing University has established links with over 200 universities and research universities in 70 countries.
Nanjing is a renowned historical and cultural city and was the capital of several dynasties over the course of Chinese history. It has many historical sites including Ming tombs that are protected by UNESCO World Heritage.
Nanjing offers an array of beautiful gardens, temples and museums alongside a vibrant, lively city culture, inhabited by 5 million people.
Find out more about Nanjing University: http://www.nju.edu.cn/html/eng/1.html