Queen Mary, University of London

11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 06:41

Queen Mary celebrates partnership with Nanchang University

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30 November 2023
Principal Colin Bailey with Nanchang University President

Nanchang University visit

The delegation from Nanchang University - which included President Chen Yeguang - received a tour of our Whitechapel campus before heading to Mile End to renew the joint programme and sign a memorandum of understanding to develop our partnership further.

Principal and President Colin Bailey CBE said: "It is wonderful to meet our colleagues from Nanchang University. And it was a particular pleasure to welcome President Chen Yeguang for the first time to Queen Mary in London. 2023 is a special year for our partnerships in China as we celebrating working in China for 20 years - and also celebrating over a decade working with Nanchang."

President of Nanchang University, Chen Yeguang, said: "I have recently taken up the role as the new president of Nanchang University, Jiangxi province and I was happy to see the success of our Joint Programme with Queen Mary University London. After meeting Colin Bailey, the Queen Mary President at graduation earlier this year, I am delighted to be able to take up your invitation to come over to visit your University. I look forward to our discussions to see how we can continue to improve and extend our educational collaboration together."

Over a decade of partnership with Nanchang University

The partnership between Nanchang and Queen Mary began in 2012 - when their Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences was approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The first cohort of students enrolled in September 2013.

The Joint Programme is a five-year programme, with students receiving a degree from both institutions. The majority of modules in years one to three are led by Queen Mary, while in years four and five teaching is conducted by Nanchang.

Over 250 students are enrolled every year - with over 1,200 students enrolled across the five years.