Glasgow and Nankai launch joint graduate school

The University of Glasgow and Nankai University are to establish a joint graduate school on the campus of Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

Enrolment for two-year postgraduate Masters degrees, taught in English by academics from both Glasgow and Nankai, has opened, with 75 students expected to be recruited in the first year, rising incrementally to 180 in 2018.

The joint graduate school will initially offer three two-year MSc degrees, awarded jointly by both universities; in Urban and Regional Planning, International Relations and Environment Management.

The University of Glasgow and Nankai University have been working together on research and teaching collaborations since 2008.In November, the Ministry of Education in China gave its formal approval for the creation of the joint graduate school.

Professor Anne Anderson, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, said: “The establishment of the joint graduate school marks a very significant milestone in the relationship between our two universities. By working together, we are combining the very best features of UK and Chinese higher education."  

First published: 2 February 2015