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University of Regina signs new agreement with Chinese University

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: April 29, 2022 8:00 a.m.

Ms. Jessie Chen, Manager, International Recruitment & Marketing, UR International, Ms. Yaya Siggins, Director, Global Outreach, UR International, Dr. david Gregory, Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Haroon Chaudhry, Acting Associate Vice-President (International), UR International, Dr. Na (Jenna) Jia, Program Chair, Petroleum Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Mr. Michael Liu, Manager, International Relations & Partnerships, UR International with the signed Articulation Program agreement.
Ms. Jessie Chen, Manager, International Recruitment & Marketing, UR International, Ms. Yaya Siggins, Director, Global Outreach, UR International, Dr. david Gregory, Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Haroon Chaudhry, Acting Associate Vice-President (International), UR International, Dr. Na (Jenna) Jia, Program Chair, Petroleum Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Mr. Michael Liu, Manager, International Relations & Partnerships, UR International with the signed Articulation Program agreement. UR International

The University of Regina has signed an Articulation Program agreement with Liaoning Petrochemical University (LNPU) in China which will enable international students to complete the final year of their LNPU bachelor’s degree at the University of Regina, and give them the opportunity to complete their master’s degree at the University of Regina.

The Articulation Program will accept qualified undergraduate students from LNPU and they will then be enrolled at the U of R for their final year of studies. These students can then apply for the Master of Engineering Degree or the Master of Applied Science Degree and will receive their master’s degree from the U of R upon successful completion of their program.

The end result will produce internationally-trained graduates who are highly educated, with a diverse skillset to offer in the energy and environment industry. They will also be informal ambassadors between Canada and China and LNPU and the U of R in the future.

Haroon Chaudhry, Acting Associate Vice-President (International) at the U of R, is thrilled with the establishment of this unique partnership, and proud of all the work that has been done by the U of R’s faculty and staff, and the university as a whole. He believes that this new collaboration will open many doors for students to gain exciting, global experience that fosters intercultural networks, skills, and community.

“When the first cohort of students embarks on their academic journey in this program, our team will be excited to welcome them and offer them the highest level of support through our numerous  programs and services, tailored to the international student experience, in true University of Regina spirit,” says Chaudhry. ““Our UR International team will be there to support these students every step of the way. We are very much looking forward to being a part of this new initiative and the world of opportunity that it will bring for the students."

The U of R’s relationship with Chinese post-secondary institutions began in the late 1970s. Since that time, there has continued to be a productive exchange of scholarship between the University of Regina and its counterparts in China. This relationship has given the U of R international reach – and it has served as a model for partnerships with other countries.

Currently, the U of R has 33 active Memoranda of Understanding with Chinese universities and more than 350 students from China are pursuing degrees here.

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Staff from Liaoning Petrochemical University with the signed Articulation Program agreement.
Photo provided by UR International

Visiting graduate research student Hu Yunbing has been attending the U of R since September, and is enrolled in Petroleum Systems Engineering. Since coming to the U of R from his home country of China, he has enjoyed the small classes, teaching methods, and the helpful nature of his classmates and teachers.

“The University of Regina provides students with a high-quality teaching environment. Each student can be taught in small classes, and the strong learning atmosphere is convenient for students to discuss,” says Yunbing. “At the same time, it also enables teachers to carry out personalized teaching for different students. Under the patient and serious guidance of my tutor, my scientific research ability has also been further improved.”

UR International will begin accepting applications soon with Chinese students beginning their studies at the U of R by Fall 2022.