Around 200 students from seven institutions in China have arrived at Queen's for a summer school with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), the students will get a flavour of both the university's teaching and its research expertise, as well as an insight into some of Northern Ireland's most progressive engineering and manufacturing companies. Sixteen members of staff from the institutions in China have accompanied the students. The students will attend three engineering programmes: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and a General Engineering and Science programme. They will also experience a professional skills module and a range of social activities/visits.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen's, Professor Mark Price, commented:
"It is great to once again be given the chance to welcome these fantastic students from China. The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen's is delighted to be able to help our China friends learn something of our education system with a taste of what are some of the best education programmes in the UK.
"It is also a fantastic opportunity to help show them Northern Ireland's great engineering and manufacturing companies. The summer school allows us to strengthen the close links we have always had with China and creates firm foundations and friendships for the future."