Now Chinese Students, too, will study at Lovely Professional University

*Beijing Union University (BUU) China and Lovely Professional University inked MoU for the Collaborative Delivery of Academic Programmes

*Both Universities also tied-up to promote academic, cultural, extra-curricular and faculty exchanges

*‘Confucius Center’ will also be opened at LPU for teaching of Chinese language and culture not only for LPU Students but also of other Schools, Colleges & Universities 

Jalandhar:  After having a large number of international students from 26 countries from across globe, Lovely Professional University has now carved a way in China, too. From August 2012, LPU is expecting to welcome students from China. In this regard, LPU has inked an MoU with one of the largest and prestigious university of China- Beijing Union University (BUU), for the collaborative delivery of academic programmes, under 2+2, 3+1 arrangements, by students finishing first half of their programme in China and the remaining at LPU. As a beginning step to this initiative BUU will be sending exchange students in the areas of Information Technology, Business & Engineering, in August 2012. To sign this MoU, the highest authority of BUU Council, Chairman Prof Xu Yongli and five member  BUU delegation reached LPU for a two day visit and met Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Deans of the University to set up the academic collaborative programmes.  During this meeting, both the universities also decided to set up a ‘Confucius Center’- Chinese Language & Culture Learning Center at LPU.

Speaking on this collaboration, Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal mentioned: “Recognizing that there are many interests in common to both Universities; Our University and BUU are going to start academic programmes. In fact, India and China both share cultural and academic heritage for thousands of years and present initiative is going to revive the same.” He also informed that both the Universities have also tied to set up a Confucius Center at LPU for teaching of Chinese language and culture not only to LPU Students but also of other Schools, Colleges & Universities.

While talking, the Chairman of BUU Prof Yongli said: “We are very happy to establish our first and only partnership, in India, with LPU. In this context, support has come to us from the top Head of LPU.  Prior to this, a lot of Chinese students have crossed on the globe; now, they will be travelling to India for their Higher Education.” He further said: “We know that India is known for strong IT & Engineering Programmes. As such, we want our students to be exposed to higher standards of learning and become valuable part of the Global Manpower.” 

The present MoU is the most strenuous strive to integrate quality teaching resources of both institutions and foster the development of high-level application-oriented faculty who will be able to meet the educational needs of the regional economy. This collaboration is being hoped to prove itself as a ‘Might of knowledge’ as it is aimed to fulfill a shared desire of the two Universities in the areas of internationalization, modernization, and diversification of education, in order to improve the overall quality of education. The additional purposes are to share best practices in regards to curriculum, pedagogy, methodology, assessment, and other related matters to promote basic and applied research. Illustrative, BUU is formed by the merger of various branches of more than 30 key universities in Beijing, and provides world-class education for China’s top students. The university actively carries out scientific research projects and fosters international cooperation for academic and cultural exchange activities.