XJTLU makes first in Sino-foreign universities to get Royal Society of Chemistry certificate
2017-02-21 15:51:00

The Department of Chemistry at Suzhou-based Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) has become the first Sino-foreign university in China to achieve professional accreditation for its undergraduate degree program.

The BSc Applied Chemistry program was granted accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom, one of the world’s foremost professional bodies for chemical scientists.

The accreditation means that upon graduation, BSc Applied Chemistry students will have partially gained the academic requirements needed to achieve chartered status and be able to demonstrate internationally recognised standards of competency as chemists.

Professor Rudi Marquez, head of the Department of Chemistry at XJTLU, said, “Gaining chartered status as a chemist recognizes that individuals have well-developed skills, knowledge and professionalism, all key to advancing their careers.

“The accreditation of BSc Applied Chemistry means prospective students can be confident that they will study a program that is seen as amongst the best in the world, which supports them in developing skills that are in line with global practice and in high demand from employers.”

The accreditation was granted after a rigorous quality assurance process that involved an on-site visit by a team of Royal Society of Chemistry representatives and academics from Imperial College London and the University of Malaya.

The Department of Chemistry of XJTLU enjoys state-of-the-art equipment that allows students to conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of energy, environmental chemistry, materials science and biological chemistry.

Founded in 2006, XJTLU is the largest independent Sino-foreign university in China, a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the UK.

XJTLU is part of a small group of independent Sino-foreign universities operating in China, defined as legally independent entities formed as joint ventures between Chinese universities and international partners.

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