[photopress:cumbria.jpg,full,alignright]The University of Cumbria (which comes about through the amalgamation of St Martin’s College and Cumbria Institute of the Arts and officially exists from August 1 which makes it very young), is building links with Shenzhen University to encourage staff and student exchange, along with joint programs, courses and projects.
Pro-vice chancellor for academic development and external affairs at the university, Helen Marshall said: ‘China and Cumbria could not be further apart in terms of their geography, culture and economies. China offers Cumbria a new way of thinking, new ideas and opportunities. Many staff and students will now have the chance to visit China and learn things that few could have dreamt about only 20 or 30 years ago when links between our countries were not so close.
‘In return the university will have a wider offer, a greater skill base and develop in many new and unique ways from the things it learns from our partners in China.’
One of the first courses will be Transport Logistics. The illustration comes from the Internet site of the university. There is no suggestion that the drawing the student is looking at is representative of the output of the university. Perish the thought.
Source: North West Evening Mail