Senior managers from China involved in education development research have visited Heriot-Watt in a trip organised through the British Council UK-China Study Programme.
The group visited the University's Confucius Institute as part of the successful programme which has enhanced the mutual understanding of higher education systems in both countries and informed policy making. The objective of the project is for key higher education experts and researchers on both sides to study and compare policy and practice in areas including international co-operation, policy for regional development and dissemination of research findings. The second phase of the programme focusses on understanding the diversity of the UK Higher Education Sector.
The ten strong team from ministries, agencies and institutions in China met with senior Heriot-Watt figures to learn more about the University's history, widening access programmes, graduate employability, research and knowledge exchange as well as the University's distinctive approach to internationalisation. The visiting group was particularly interested to learn more about the University's engineering programmes and the "Engineers of the Future" programme offered at Heriot-Watt in partnership with further education and industry.