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Keele University Launches Joint Degree

Posted by Richard Ward

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Keele University and BFSU are to launch an International Governance and Public Policy degree programme, the first of its kind that is designed and delivered through a partnership between two Chinese and UK institutions.

BFSU, China's oldest foreign language teaching university, hosted an opening ceremony on October 29 for new students and their families.

The four-year undergraduate programme is aimed at meeting the Chinese government's ambitions to develop talented graduates who will be able to represent the country effectively in the area of diplomacy, foreign affairs, economic and cultural exchanges, and communication.

The partnership will build on expertise at both BFSU and Keele in international relations and diplomacy. The students will study at Keele University during their third year, drawing on Keele's interdisciplinary tradition.

Keele's Vice-Chancellor Professor Trevor McMillan said: "I would like to thank BFSU for hosting a wonderful welcome celebration for the new cohort of students. It was a real pleasure to see where our joint students will be studying for their first two years, and we're looking forward to welcoming them to Keele in 2021."

"Keele is committed to developing high quality partnerships in China to enable collaborative research and teaching, and to also support staff and student mobility."