Massey University is launching its third dedicated learning centre in China for students who want to study at the university but are unable to travel to New Zealand due to border closures.
The Massey Learning Centre at the Langfang Campus of Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) will provide students the opportunity to begin their studies with Massey, while utilising the campus facilities at one of China’s leading universities.
Online classes will be delivered by Massey, with the additional support of local learning support advisors, the University said in a statement.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students and Global Engagement, Tere McGonagle-Daly says the launch follows the success of Massey’s offshore learning centres at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (NUFE) and Hainan University in China earlier this year.
“The Massey Learning Centre at HEBUT further cements our strategic partnership with Hebei University of Technology and allows international students to begin their learning journey with Massey in a welcoming environment with other students, despite the current travel restrictions,” she said.
Hebei University of Technology is one of the first batch of 211 universities in China and a national double-first-class discipline construction university, which specialises in engineering studies and combines multiple academic areas including technology, science, economics, management and arts. Its Langfang campus is about an hour south of Beijing.
Classes will be delivered to up to 400 students from Massey Business School and the College of Sciences via a range of online delivery methods.
Secretary of the Party Committee, President and Associate Professor of Hebei University of Technology Langfang Branch, Lu Jingshan says HEBUT was honoured to partner with Massey in launching the Learning Centre.
“Hebei University of Technology is committed to international collaboration and we look forward to working with Massey to provide an excellent learning environment for students who wish to begin their online courses here.”
It will welcome its first cohort at the beginning of Semester 1, 2022. To find out more, visit www.massey.ac.nz/learningcentre.