[photopress:University_of_Calgary.jpg,full,alignright]The University of Calgary vice-president, research and international, Dr. Dennis Salahub visited China with Canadian Advanced Education minister Doug Horner to develop exchange programs with selected Chinese institutions.
Dennis Salahub renewed an exchange agreement that allows MBA students from the China University of Petroleum to study at the Haskayne School of Business. A general student and faculty exchange agreement was also signed with Tsinghua University in Beijing. A research agreement with the Harbin Institute of Technology, where Alberta already has some laboratory presence, was also signed.
Students from the China University of Petroleum in the exchange program complete one year of studies in Beijing and then travel to Calgary to complete the two-year MBA program. The exchange agreement does not as yet permit University of Calgary students to study in China although this is planned for the future.
Haskayne School of Business interim dean Vern Jones said, ‘One of the ideal things about the program is that we connect our people with the energy industry in China. When we look to international partnerships, we are partially looking for universities that are connected to the energy industry.’