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Partnership opportunities on agenda at NUIST-Reading Academy briefing


Colleagues are invited to an information session on NUIST-University of Reading Academy on 13:00-14:00 at Lecture Theatre 1, Chemistry building on Friday 16 November.

Vincenzo Raimo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), and Dominik Zaum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), will lead the session. They will update colleagues on the Academy’s development to date and talk about the growth opportunities for Schools already involved in the Academy, or interested in developing links in China – for both teaching and research.

Opportunities for PhD students and others to work at the Academy on short and long-term placements are also on the agenda. The Academy is looking for subject teachers in all of its current areas: English language, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Meteorology. If you know of PhD students or retired/about to retire colleagues, who might be interested in spending a few months or a year in China, please let them know about this session.

The University has a long-established relationship with the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China's premier university in meteorology. The partnership grew from research collaborations between the institutions, and the NUIST-University of Reading Academy was established in September 2015.

At the start of this academic year, we welcomed around 90 students to Reading for the final year of their undergraduate degree.

We have also embarked on a new phase in our partnership with NUIST, as those entering the Academy will be registered as University of Reading students upon enrolment. We welcomed our first 300 students in China under this new model in September across six programmes: BSc Applied Chemistry, BSc International Economics and Trade, BSc Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, BSc Environmental Engineering, BSc Atmospheric Sciences and BA Law. 

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