SKEMA and Nanjing to create NAU-SKEMA Institute in China
SKEMA Business School has announced a new partnership with Nanjing Audit University to create The NAU-SKEMA Institute.
This jointly established venture between France’s SKEMA and China’s Nanjing Audit University, named The NAU-SKEMA Institute, is due to start recruiting its first students ready for the start of the September 2020 academic term.
Very few foreign institutions have had the opportunity to create a joint school with a Chinese university.
This will take place through the notoriously challenging Gaokao entrance exam, from which 300 Chinese students will be selected.
These chosen students will then be enrolled in a four year undergraduate course, which will cover four hybrid courses of study: financial engineering, audit, information management and information systems management, and engineering management.
SKEMA also launching new co-taught master’s degree with Xi’an Jiaotong University
In a further strengthening of its position in China, SKEMA has also signed a strategic agreement with Xi’an Jiaotong University, with this partnership between the two institutions centred around the establishment of a new co-taught master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The two year course will incorporate a significant focus on data management and artificial intelligence, and is due to start at the beginning of the 2020 academic year. The institutions are aiming for an enrollment of 60 students on the course each year.
Alice Guilhon, Managing Director of SKEMA, has expressed her satisfaction with these two new projects:
“These joint cooperation projects contribute to deepening educational exchanges between France and China and I am happy that SKEMA finds its place in them.
“They are also a strong link in the school’s SKY25 strategic plan to pursue its international development, which is based, in parallel with the opening of international hubs, on agreements with the best institutions in the world.”
As a result of these two new partnerships, SKEMA is now a partner of 3 out of the 9 universities in the prestigious C9 league (a tier which denotes the finest Chinese universities).
The fact that these two new initiatives have received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education further demonstrates the strength of the long-term cooperation that SKEMA has established with China’s HEIs.
Pic: SKEMA, Suzhou (China)
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