Visit by prestigious Chinese university
Visit by prestigious Chinese university renews ties with NorthTec
NorthTec hosted a delegation from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) recently that included the university’s Chairman, Mr Liao Jinqui, the Senior Advisor for International Programmes, Associate Professor Zhou Kuangxian, and the Dean of JUFE’s School of Law Professor, Mr Deng Hui.
A memorandum of understanding between JUFE and NorthTec was renewed during the visit.
JUFE has a student body of more than 36,000 and employs more than 2,000 staff. The university sent students to NorthTec in the early 2000s and is now seeking to develop an arrangement with NorthTec so that graduates from JUFE attain a NorthTec degree , thereby giving them two international qualifications.
“We are delighted that we have had the chance to renew our relationship with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics,” said NorthTec’s Chief Exective – Te Ahurei, Terry Barnett, who has himself visited the university. “We were honoured by the delegation’s return visit to our campus and look forward to developing and extending our longstanding relationship with JUFE.”
Associate Professor Kuangxian studied at
NorthTec for a year and was very pleased to renew his
acquaintance with the campus and Mr Barnett.
“We enjoyed our meetings at NorthTec and believe that the visit was fruitful and successful. We feel that it will lead to a closer and more effective collaboration between our university and NorthTec.”
The JUFE visit included a tour of Future Trades, NorthTec’s purpose-built trades training facility.
“Our visitors were clearly impressed with the size and quality of the new campus,” said Moira Hagenson, NorthTec’s Director – International.
NorthTec is the Tai Tokerau (Northland) region of New Zealand's largest provider of tertiary education, with campuses and learning centres in Whangarei, Kerikeri, Rāwene, Dargaville, Kaikohe and Kaitaia. NorthTec also has over 60 community-based delivery points from Coatesville in rural Rodney to Ngataki in the Far North.