UOWD to offer courses for Chinese students
Dubai, May 3, 2011
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and ZTE Corporation, a leading Chinese telecom company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop customised academic programmes for Chinese students.
Under the agreement, UOWD will provide ZTE access to the university’s expertise, facilities and courses, while ZTE will give Chinese students internship opportunities.
“Partnership with a leading company like ZTE Corporation will give UOWD an edge in attracting Chinese students,” said Prof Rob Whelan, president of UOWD.
“As a university where students of over 100 nationalities study, UOWD is delighted to provide our Chinese community with greater higher education opportunities. In addition, our new relationship with ZTE will broaden our industry interactions and provide internship opportunities for some students,” he added.
Yang Tao, managing director of ZTE Corporation for its Middle East operations, said: “We look at the University of Wollongong in Dubai as a leading university in the UAE, with a history of developing and delivering highly relevant degree programmes.”
“ZTE has strong commitment to world class research and development, and we are confident that our partnership with UOWD will help is this area, apart from helping us serve our Chinese youngsters.”
According to the MoU, UOWD will provide a fee discount to full-time employees of ZTE and staff at UOWD will work on the development of customised academic programmes for Chinese students. – TradeArabia News Service