First Joint Russian-Chinese University Announced
The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) and Moscow State University (MSU) have signed an agreement that will see a new joint Shenzhen-based campus opened in 2015. With a target of 5000 students in the first year, the Russian and Chinese students will spend the first two years of their degree in their home country, and the last two in the foreign country, and in so doing receive a double degree from BIT and MSU. Courses will be taught in Russian, Chinese and English, and will include arts and culture, management, Russian language and literature, economics and international trade at first, before expanding into more technical majors such as aerospace engineering, auto manufacturing, physics and chemistry. Students will also be offered the opportunity to intern in Russian companies or joint ventures during their degree.