UWTSD welcomes United International College for collaboration visit


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has welcomed representatives from United International College (UIC) during a visit to further explore areas of collaboration between the two institutions.

UWTSD and UIC have worked closely together since 2016 and with Hong Kong Baptist University since 2009. Collaborative provision enables the University to offer its programmes to students across the UK and internationally.  It provides a truly global education experience. UWTSD partner institutions enable students to study undergraduate and postgraduate university awards close to home, providing opportunities for progression, research, staff development and access to higher education in the UK.

UIC President Professor Ng Ching-Fai; Dr Wei Jiang, Assistant Dean; Dr Brian Clarke, Dean and Dr Katharina Yu, Director International Development Office (IDO) were welcomed by UWTSD’s Professor Simon Haslett, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International and Enhancement), Lee Bartlett, Director of Immigration Services & Visa and Kath Griffiths, Executive International Officer to the University’s Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea.

The visit also included a tour of the University’s new £350 million SA1 Waterfront development, the new home for Athrofa, The Institute of Education, the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, The Constructions Wales Innovation Centre, as well as new library. It also featured a tour of the University’s Carmarthen campus and Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, the University’s new creative and digital centre in Carmarthen.

Professor Haslett said: "I am delighted to welcome President Ng Ching-Fai and his colleagues on behalf of UWTSD on their return visit to Wales to further strengthen the relationship between our institutions and that also of China and Wales. Our institutions have been working together over the past few years to establish exciting learning opportunities for our students and now look forward to a new phase of initiatives to broaden the opportunities further."

United International College located in the Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, southern China, was co-founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University as the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Situated in Zhuhai, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) was jointly founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). It is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Mainland and Hong Kong. Its charter has been approved by the Ministry of Education with full support from local authorities.

UIC shoulders the historical mission of advancing the internationalization of Chinese higher education and taking the lead in implementing liberal arts education in China. Since its first enrolment in 2005, UIC has grown into an international institution with innovative educational approaches.

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