Dean of the School visits key institutions in China

Peter Westland, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment recently visited four cities in China to discuss partnership opportunities and speak at an international conference.

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Peter Westland, Daizhong Su and Andrew Plant in China

Peter Westland, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment recently visited four cities in China to discuss partnership opportunities and speak at an international conference.

The visits took in meetings with various centres of excellence with a view to establishing joint research, student and staff mobility as well as the articulation of teaching.

Discussions with long-standing partner Harbin Engineering University resulted in new agreements to work together on joint programmes and to establish a flow of scholarship students to NTU through short courses.

At Sichuan University, it was agreed to articulate Quantity Surveying courses and to exchange knowledge in this subject area through various student and staff-lead initiatives.

At Zhejiang University's Ningbo Institute of Technology, another articulation arrangement was agreed, that will lead to Chinese students joining undergraduate and master's courses in Product Design. Staff development and visiting scholar arrangements were also discussed.

At Tsinghua University discussions took place regarding the academic cooperation between the departments of Architecture and Construction Management

Peter went on to present at the Low Carbon Campus forum hosted at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing. He also visited the Zero Carbon Centre in Beijing and was interviewed by Chinese Architecture website archy.com to raise the profile of this subject area with industry professionals.

The School wishes to establish partnerships in China to create future opportunities for its student to experience this hugely important and exciting region of the world. The Chinese government has identified the creative economy and vocational, professional qualifications as priorities in higher education.

Peter was accompanied on the trip by Andrew Plant, Head of International Development and Professor Daizhong Su from the Product Design course area.

Dean of the School visits key institutions in China

Published on 12 May 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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