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Sias signs Letter of Intent with Bournemouth University
Thursday, November 20 - Sias International University signed a Letter of Intent with Bournemouth University as a precursor to a possible Memorandum of Agreement, signalling the start of a close partnership.
Representing Bournemouth University were Dr. Sonal Minocha, the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Prof. Tiantian Zhang, Head of the Graduate School, and Dr. Alastair Morrison, Partnership & International Development Manager.
Sias President, Dr. Richard Li Hua, shared his vision for Sias including the establishment of three invisible campuses, i.e. International campus, Innovation campus, and Entrepreneurial campus. This would tie in well with Bournemouth University’s values of creativity, authenticity, responsibility, achievement, and innovation.
Bournemouth University has a long-term goal for the fusion of education, research and professional practice. A study has shown that 92% of their graduates are employed or have engaged in further studies within 6 months of graduating, showing the university’s focus on the employability of their students. They have partnerships with 120 universities involving research exchange, staff exchanges, and student exchanges.
Bournemouth University has also been awarded two Queen’s Anniversary prizes for higher and further education. They are especially renown for their Media School. They have recently invested £200m for new buildings and information technology (IT), as well as £5m for attracting new staff.
The partnership between Sias International University and Bournemouth University will be a research-based strategic partnership.
The signing of the Letter of Intent
President Richard Li Hua and Dr. Alastair Morrison
President Richard Li Hua with Dr. Sonal Minocha at the Chinese Garden during a campus tour
(L-R) Dr. Sonal Minocha, President Richard Li Hua, Prof. Tiantian Zhang
Dr. Sonal Minocha, and Prof. Tiantian Zhang, with Chen Zhao, the Managing Partner of Sias-Amidi US-China Startups Incubation Center
(L-R) Prof. Tiantian Zhang, President Richard Li Hua, and Dr. Sonal Minocha, at the Sias Administration Building
Dr. Sonal Minocha was invited to take part in the English Corner
The delegation from Bournemouth University, along with students at the English corner.
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