A LANDMARK agreement has been established between the University of Warwick and the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
The ‘Collaborative PhD Mobility Agreement’ will see top students from China travel to the UK for their PhD studies after pen was put to paper by Professor Stuary Croft and Professor Chen Shiyi at Warwick University’s campus on Monday (August 8).
This is the first agreement of its type made between SUSTech and a European university, and will enable specially selected students from SUSTech to enrol on Doctoral Programmes of the University of Warwick.
PhD students will spend the first two years of their training followed by a further two years at SUSTech.
Professor Stuart Croft, Warwick University’s vice-chancellor and president, said: “Our agreement further strengthens the proud, existing bond enjoyed by the University of Warwick and China.
“I look forward to the exciting opportunities this collaboration will bring to both universities, and am delighted to welcome the PhD students from SUSTech.”
Professor Shiyi Chen, president of SUSTech, believes that SUSTech will benefit from Warwick’s experience.
He added: “International engagement is pivotal to SUSTech’s vision as a 21st-century global university.
“As a successful young innovative university, Warwick’s experience is of great value to us.
“I believe that the agreement signed is not only a joint effort for our postgraduate education but also the beginning of substantial exchange and cooperation between the two universities.”
The agreement will last for five years, with the first five students expected to arrive at the University of Warwick in 2017.