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Opportunity to partner with 16 Universities and Colleges in Yunnan

Introduction to Yunnan Province: Yunnan, positioned in Southwest China and neighbouring Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar, is noted for its cultural diversity and natural beauty. The province is home to 88 higher education institutions and over 1.6 million students.

Background of the Initiative: a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was established in 2021 between the British Consulate General in Chongqing and the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education, with the aim of facilitating educational exchanges and collaborations across various sectors, including but not limited to the higher education sector.

Current Opportunity: the following institutions in Yunnan have expressed an interest in developing collaborative partnerships with UK Universities.

· Oxbridge College, Kunming University of Science and Technology

· ZhaoTong University

· Yuxi Normal University

· Yunnan Land and Resources Vocational College

· Baoshan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

· Yunnan Light and Textile Industry Vocational College

· West Yunnan University of Applied Sciences

· Kunming Medical University Haiyuan College

· Yunnan Open University

· Dali University

· Yunnan Technology and Business University

· Yunnan Forestry Technological College

· DIANCHI COLLEGE

· Lijiang Culture and Tourism College

· Dehong Vocational College

· Yunnan Communications Vocational and Technical College

Forms of Collaboration: collaborations being sought include articulation programmes, joint programmes, and joint institutes. Potential partners in Yunnan are also open to discussing other forms of collaboration.

Survey Insights from Yunnan Universities: Institutions have expressed interest in collaborating in subjects ranging from civil engineering and computer science to sports science and traditional Chinese medicine at various academic levels. Benefits for UK partners include long-term partnerships, collaborative research opportunities, and enhanced cultural exchanges.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

Online briefing session: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM UK time May 21, 2024. Registration is required and can be completed at: https://forms.office.com/e/H909kFfyRu.

Expressions of Interest in Partnership Opportunities: The deadline is 7 June 2024. UK higher education institutions interested should register via: https://forms.office.com/e/aMXdV9jaJx.

Online Higher Education Conference: Planned for the end of June. Invitations will be extended to all Yunnan and UK universities and colleges involved. The exact date and additional details will be confirmed subsequently.

For details regarding the partnership opportunities, please refer to the Excel file.

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