[photopress:Katshuikoshirai.jpg,full,alignright]Fudan University is to team up with four Asian counterparts to set up a cyber college. It will be jointly run by Fudan, Waseda University of Japan, Korea University, the National University of Singapore and Thammasat University in Thailand.
Together they will develop distance education curriculum, set up academic standards and carry out teaching via the Internet.
Katsuhiko Shirai (seen in our illustration), Waseda University president, said at the second Sino-Japan Higher Education Exchange Symposium, ‘Developing the cyber college can not only promote education digitalization, but strengthen the academic exchange between top Asian universities’
Fudan University launched a dual undergraduate program last year. Five Chinese students and three Japanese students have gained dual degrees after studying at each other’s universities for a year.
Distance learning is notoriously difficult and tends to be insular. This coming together of five international universities can help improve that situation.
Source: Shanghai Daily
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