Irish universities learn about opportunities in China

University College Dublin had a busy and extremely productive week in China recently. The headline event of the visit was signing a deal to set up UCD Yantai, an international university in north-east China which the Irish institution will operate as a joint venture with the prestigious China Agricultural University, writes Clifford Coonan for The Irish Times.

Ireland’s higher education institutions have been concentrating on leveraging the booming Chinese education market – Trinity College Dublin was there a few weeks ago trying to drum up funding for a Chinese Studies course, and University College Cork is a regular visitor.

The UCD Yantai project is one of the biggest international university schemes in China.
UCD Yantai, once it is up and running in 2015 – things move fast in China – will be the first comprehensive international university north of the Yangtze River and only the fifth such institution in China – other large projects include Nottingham’s facility in Ningbo and the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
Full report on The Irish Times site