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Queen's partners with Jilin University

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Queen’s University has partnered with China’s Jilin University to offer a new “two-plus-two” degree program in computer engineering. A delegation from Jilin visited Queen’s campus to formally sign the partnership agreement.

The new program will allow Jilin students to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (International Collaboration) from Queen’s after studying for two years at Jilin and a further two years at Queen’s. The new degree program was approved by the university's Senate in March.

Principal Daniel Woolf and Yang Zhenbin, Chairman of Jilin University Council, sign the two-plus-two program agreement.

“As Queen’s works to increase its international reach, it also seeks to attract highly qualified international students to our campus,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “This two-plus-two program is the next step in our ongoing collaboration with Jilin University and further deepens Queen’s ties in China, an area of strategic focus for our international efforts.”

A Queen’s delegation, including Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), and Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, visited Jilin to discuss the new program during a trip to China in November.

“This two-plus-two program will provide participating students with an exceptional and sustained international experience that will serve them well throughout their careers and further studies,” says Dean Woodhouse. “We look forward to welcoming the first group of students from Jilin in September. They will bring an international perspective and enrich the classroom experience for all students.”

This is Queen’s second two-plus-two agreement. The first was a partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai in the field of environmental science. Expanding the university’s international reach is a strategic priority for Queen’s and a key driver in its strategic framework.