XJTLU releases plan for new campus in Taicang
2018-02-02 14:29:00

Professor Dame Janet Beer [Photo provided by XJTLU]

Suzhou-based Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU) released a plan for its new campus in China, as the UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues her state visit to China accompanied by University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Janet Beer.

The new XJTLU campus, to be constructed in Taicang of Suzhou, will mirror aspects of XJTLU’s existing provision, offering a high calibre, international higher education experience with the opportunity to study both in China and UK. It is proposed that the campus will open in 2020 and it is anticipated to grow to a community of 6,000 students by 2025.

Dame Janet said, “XJTLU has established itself as an outstanding example of Sino-British collaboration in higher education. I am delighted that the University of Liverpool, together with XJTLU and Xi’an Jiaotong University, and in partnership with the Taicang City Government, is building on this international success.

The new campus will forge innovative, dynamic relationships between the University, local companies and society, providing highly-skilled, international graduates and contributing to the knowledge economy.”

A key focus of the new Taicang campus will be to develop graduates in science and technology with expertise in AI and robotics who will go on to lead new industries.

File photo of XJTLU [Provided by XJTLU]

Professor Dame Janet Beer and other members of Theresa May’s delegation attended the launch of a new ‘English is GREAT’ campaign in Hubei’s capital city of Wuhan on Feb. 1.

Professor Xi Youmin, executive president of XJTLU said that the new Taicang campus “meets our ambitious mission to develop the university of the future, establishing a new relationship between the university and companies, industries and the wider community.”

The proposed campus in Taicang will include space dedicated to research, learning and teaching, and innovation and entrepreneurship. It will also have a dedicated library, sports facilities and accommodation for students and staff and be designed to support an international community in an eco-friendly environment.

The new campus is expected to contribute to the overall growth of XJTLU to 24,000 students by 2028.

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