A Survey of Joint Programs at Jiangsu Normal University
As one of the two universities conducting joint programsin Jiangsu Province, JSNU has established collaborative programs in marketing with DeakinUniversity and South West TAFE College since 1993. In 2000, it was updated to a“2+2” program for bachelor’s degree. Such programs grew rapidly with partnershipof foreign universities since 2015, including “3+2” consecutive academic program with New YorkFilm Academy that links undergraduate andpostgraduate programs, “1.5+1.5” and “0.5+1” programs with Deakin University for master’s degree, 5-year master program with Illinois State Universityin U.S., and short-term exchange programs with Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universityof Alcala, Charleston Southern University, University of Malaya.
Jiangsu Normal University has beenachieving a lot in joint programs for different levels and teachingformalities. A Sino-Russian Institute was established in 2013, which is thelargest one in China for students’ enrollment and the notable for itshigh-quality education. JSNU also established joint programs with Emperor AlexanderI St. Petersburg State Transport University in undergraduate’s education in FinancialEngineering specialty and Rail Traffic Signal and Control specialty. We have workedwith PLEKHANOV Russian University of Economics in International Trade MasterProgram. In June 2016, JSNU’s joint program --- International Trade was titledas “The High Level Demonstration Project of Sino-Foreign Cooperation in JiangsuUniversities”afterthe strict accreditation and evaluation.
In April 2016, JSNU established China’sfirst non-legal person Institute of Sino-Russian collaborative education ——JSNU-SPbPUInstitute of Engineering after the approval by China’ Ministry of Education. Asa “state-level, research-oriented university” ranking first in science andengineering universities in Russia, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is highlycompetitive in various disciplines in the world. It is on the list of Russian“5 － 100 －2020” plan, which aims at developing world top 100 universities. Now JSNU-SPbPU Instituteof Engineering has four bachelor programs, including mechanical design andautomation, electronic and information engineering, electronic science andtechnology and industrial design as well as two master programs of mechanicalengineering and opticalengineering. Major courses of such joint programs are taught in the Russianlanguage.