Queen Mary and Nanchang Universities celebrate joint graduation

Students from Nanchang University graduating from the Joint Programme. Photo credit – QMUL

Queen Mary and Nanchang Universities celebrate joint graduation

Celebrations have been held to mark the graduation of 700 students graduating on pioneering joint University programmes.

These have involved Nanchang University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

In Nanchang, according to a QMUL press release, the first cohort of students graduated from the Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Biomedicine, which was established in 2013.

The Joint Programme was the first of its kind to be approved by the Ministry of Education in China and is the only programme in China to offer both a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and degree in Clinical Medicine upon graduation.

In Beijing, over 600 students graduated from one of three joint BSc programmes. 22 per cent received a First Class Honours degree and 33 per cent a 2:1 degree.

QMUL has extensive educational ties with China has almost 4,000 students on its programmes in China and 1,479 Chinese students outside of these programmes.

It is home to students from 162 nationalities, and its Chinese students make up almost 7 per cent of the student body.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid