First undergraduates welcomed at Joint Educational Institute in China

18 September 2017

First undergraduates welcomed at Joint Educational Institute in China

As we are set to welcome our 2017 cohort; The Joint Educational Institute (JEI), a partnership between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), has already welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate students in Xi’an, China.

NPU President, Professor Wang Jinsong, and QMUL President and Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, greeted the 249 students for their first lecture on 27 August.

Professor Edmund Burke, Vice Principal for Science and Engineering at QMUL, who also attended the visit, said: “It was a great honour to welcome the first cohort of students and we hope this will be the first of many successful years for the Joint Educational Institute.”

QMUL and NPU - one of China’s top universities - launched the JEI to create a broad partnership in providing transnational university education in the field of Engineering Materials.

The Institute is initially offering two undergraduate programmes, BEng Polymer Materials Science and Engineering as well as BEng Materials Science and Engineering.

The JEI, which has been approved by China’s Ministry of Education, is based at the NPU campuses in Xi’an, in China’s Shaanxi province. It provides degree programmes taught in English jointly by NPU staff and QMUL staff from the London campus. Successful students of the Institute will be awarded a degree from each of the two universities.

Contact:Vicky Rockell

Updated by: Vicky Kwaku