International student partnership with China celebrated at Lunar New Year gathering

Thirteen dual-award students from China met with LJMU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Power, in recognition of their successful studies and in celebration of the beginning of Lunar New Year.

The students began their studies in September 2019 with LJMU’s international partner the Changshu Institute of Technology. Having progressed through their engineering studies in China, the students are now enjoying their second semester in Liverpool, undertaking final year studies.

The students worked in collaboration with the university’s International Relations team to organise and deliver this year’s Lunar New Year event, hosted last week in the Student Life Building, featuring activities such as calligraphy and a spectacular dragon dancing performance.

LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Power said: “It’s been amazing to catch-up with this group of students again, having first met back in 2019 when they were just beginning their studies. What an incredible learning journey they have been on since then and it’s great to see them here in Liverpool, sharing their Lunar New Year traditions with the whole LJMU community.”

Dr Julia Wang, Director of International Relations at LJMU, said: “The university is passionate about developing its international presence through partnership with like-minded institutions across the world, like this one with the Changshu Institute of Technology. It’s wonderful to see these students having such a good time studying with us now that they are here in Liverpool.”

Dr Wang added: “One of our priorities as we look to the future of LJMU, and our strategy 2030, is to continue to grow our community of international students and partners.

“I look forward to forging new connections which not only help us to educate students across the world, but that support the interests of the city and region through our global connections and influence. This will also enable us to forge more international research collaborations that help to build economies, reduce poverty and enhance health and education outcomes.”

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