Ontario universities strengthen partnerships with Chinese universities

April 23, 2014

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur is in China meeting with representatives from 5 universities as well as members of China’s Ministry of Education. Among those Hamdullahpur will meet with is Chen Jining, President of Tsinghua University. Tsinghua University will begin offering a one-year pre-bachelor level course that will enable its continuing education students to study at uWaterloo, strengthening existing ties between the 2 institutions. The University of Toronto, meanwhile, has reached an agreement with China’s Fudan University to enhance each other’s capacity in primary health care and public health, including an exchange of faculty members. “We are thrilled to expand our cooperation with Fudan University across several activities and continue finding collaborative ways to solve health care issues in both countries,” said Cynthia Whitehead, acting chair of uToronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. These agreements follow Canada’s U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities joining China’s C9 Group as signatories to the Hefei Statement. uWaterloo News Release | uToronto News Release