16.05.2014

Agreement on dual Master’s degree between Reykjavik University and China University of Geosciences, Beijing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President of Reykjavik University (RU), Prof. Ari Kristinn Jónsson, and Prof. Jun Deng, President of China University of Geosciences Beijing (CUGB) signed an agreement on a Dual Degree Program between the universities on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. The agreement is a landmark in the cooperation of RU with Chinese partners. Over the years, RU has built and maintained active relationships with Chinese universities and promoted its specialization in sustainable energy studies under the Iceland School of Energy. The Embassy of Iceland in Beijing was involved in a supporting role during the negotiations of the agreement.

Under the new agreement, Master’s level students at CUGB will be able to spend an additional academic year at RU to learn from Iceland's experience in utilizing sustainable energy sources such as geothermal and hydro, and will graduate with degrees from both universities. Ambassador Stefán Skjaldarson and Prof. Wang Hongbing, Chairman of the University Council of CUGB, were both present at the signing.

CUGB is one of China's top universities specialized in the education and R&D of geology, mining, environment and resources.  The former Chinese Premier Mr. Wen Jiabao is a CUGB graduate with 8-year study as its undergraduate and graduate student.  Iceland was the first stop of his last official visit abroad as China's Premier in April 2012.The President of Reykjavik University (RU), Prof. Ari Kristinn Jónsson, and Prof. Jun Deng, President of China University of Geosciences Beijing (CUGB) signed an agreement on a Dual Degree Program between the universities on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. The agreement is a landmark in the cooperation of RU with Chinese partners. Over the years, RU has built and maintained active relationships with Chinese universities and promoted its specialization in sustainable energy studies under the Iceland School of Energy. The Embassy of Iceland in Beijing was involved in a supporting role during the negotiations of the agreement.

Under the new agreement, Master’s level students at CUGB will be able to spend an additional academic year at RU to learn from Iceland's experience in utilizing sustainable energy sources such as geothermal and hydro, and will graduate with degrees from both universities. Ambassador Stefán Skjaldarson and Prof. Wang Hongbing, Chairman of the University Council of CUGB, were both present at the signing.

CUGB is one of China's top universities specialized in the education and R&D of geology, mining, environment and resources.  The former Chinese Premier Mr. Wen Jiabao is a CUGB graduate with 8-year study as its undergraduate and graduate student.  Iceland was the first stop of his last official visit abroad as China's Premier in April 2012.



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