The University of Debrecen and Shandong Agricultural University are planning to launch student and faculty exchange projects as well as cooperation in the field of research.
According to Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Shandong Agricultural University, located in China’s Santung province, is among the top two hundred institutions of higher education with an agricultural profile, just like the University of Debrecen. The Chinese university, which is located at a historical and cultural destination of pilgrimage at the foothills of Thai Mountain, has a 31-thousand strong student body affiliated with 19 faculties altogether. A delegation made up of the leaders of the institution arrived in Debrecen on Tuesday.
The members of the delegation were welcomed by László Csernoch
, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, and select representatives of the faculties, who then informed the visitors about the programs and research portfolio of the University of Debrecen as well as about its international relations.
“In our institution, the proportion of international students is pretty high: around 14 percent, comprising 4200 students coming from more than a hundred different countries. 154 of them are from China,” said Vice Rector Csernoch
The highest numbers of Chinese students (53) go to the Faculty of Economics. They are eligible for participating in the joint special program launched two years ago by the universities of Debrecen and Chongqing. In the framework of this program, students majoring in Business Administration and Management do two yours in Chongqing and two yours in Debrecen, at the end of which they receive a joint degree and diploma.
“There are a lot of similarities between your institution and Shandong Agricultural University regarding both academic programs and research areas. We would like to establish the possibilities for exchanging students and faculty, in addition to participating in joint research projects,” said XU Jianbo
, President of the Chinese university.
Members of the Chinese delegation noted the potential for cooperation in the fields of food science, biotechnology, economics, information science, and engineering.
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