Innovative university exchange model to enhance interpreting and translation

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The University of Western Sydney has signed a new partnership with Jinan University, China which will see students and academic staff enhance their interpreting and translation course work and research through an innovative suite of international exchange and joint degree opportunities.

Representatives of the University of Western Sydney and Jinan University gathered together on Friday 15 November at the UWS Bankstown campus to officially sign the agreement which will see undergraduate and postgraduate students participate in extended joint exchange programs between the two institutions. The four to five year program will see students receive academic credit from both institutions and their degrees will be conferred by both institutions provided all academic requirements are met.

For academic staff, the agreement will help to facilitate a faculty exchange program for visiting scholars.

To begin the ceremony, Professor Peter Hutchings, Dean of the UWS School of Humanities and Communication Arts provided an introduction to the collaboration between UWS and Jinan University which was followed by an official welcome by Mr Angelo Kourtis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and International).

Following a short response by Professor Zhiwei Wang, Assistant President Jinan University, he and Mr Kourtis signed the agreements and exchanged gifts.

Professor Zhiwei Wang was joined on his visit to UWS by Professor Fengxia Liu, Vice Dean School of Translation Studies, Jinan University, and Mr Mingxu Liu, Department Director, School of Translation Studies, Jinan University.

Other UWS representatives present included Associate Professor Jerry Watkins, Director International, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Dr Jing Han, leader of China Liaison Team School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Mr Chester Bendall, Manager Strategy, International Partnerships and Mobility, and Ms Ran Xiao, International Partnerships Officer.


25 November 2013

Contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, Media Assistant

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