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University of Leicester Opens Chinese Campus

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The University of Leicester is set to open a new Chinese campus in September this year.

Situated on the Panjin campus of Dalian University of Technology, the Leicester International Institute, Dalian University of Technology has been formally approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Students attending the institution will study for dual degrees in Maths, Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering from University of Leicester and Dalian University of Technology. The University will also offer dual degrees for UK students spending one year in China as well as for Chinese students studying in Dalian.

Recruitment is already underway for its September 2017 launch and its expected that as numbers grow more than 10% of Leicester's undergraduates will be educated in Dalian.

Commenting on the partnership, President Guo from Dalian University of Technology, said: "This initiative will succeed because we will only recruit the very brightest students. We chose to work with Leicester because of their research reputation - our partnership will be strong because it is based on powerful research collaboration."

Meanwhile Pro-Vice-Chancellor International at The University of Leicester, Professor Sarah Dixon, said: "We are at the vanguard of institutions looking for collaboration beyond Europe which will be key to our future success. We no longer think of a Leicester education necessarily being taught in the UK. Our brand is strong overseas and we expect to extend our footprint further in the coming years. In addition, we want more and more of our UK students to become more internationalised by spending at least part of their education overseas".