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October 22, 2012

St. Edward's University Forms Partnership with Chinese University of Hong Kong

St. Edward’s University announces a new international exchange partner in China as part of continued efforts to expand global education opportunities for students. Wu Yee Sun College, one of the constituent colleges of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, joins St. Edward’s as its twelfth educational partner around the globe.

This partnership joins St. Edward’s, a top liberal arts university, and Wu Yee Sun College, part of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a renowned research university.  Both emphasize the importance of a global perspective, social responsibility and the pursuit of personal passions - not just for personal gain but to promote the greater good.

"Our new partnership with Wu Yee Sun College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will open doors for students to experience life in one of the world’s leading financial centers, said George E. Martin, President of St. Edward’s University. “It is necessary for students and faculty not only to observe and listen to the world but also to experience it through the eyes and ears of students and faculty from other cultures with different mindsets.”

Rance P.L. Lee, Master of Wu Yee Sun College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong said, “It is an exciting opportunity for our students to experience life at St. Edward’s University in the United States. I believe by stepping out and getting to know the different development patterns and diverse life styles in Texas, students can definitely enrich their global visions.”  

The first exchange of students between the two universities will take place in fall 2013. All courses will be taught in English, but students studying in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese.

New international partnerships provide opportunities for American students to live and study abroad, but also help provide important cultural exchanges on campus in Austin. This year
St. Edward’s welcomed 120 new international students to campus – an institutional record and increase over last year’s 101 new international students. Of the 120 students, 72 arrive as incoming freshmen. These students hail from 25 countries and can speak 27 languages other than English.

St. Edward’s University has 12 partner universities in 10 countries:

  • Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO), our portal campus in Angers, France
  • Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • Fachhochschule Koblenz in Koblenz, Germany
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain
  • Universitat Jaume I in Castelló de la Plana, Spain
  • Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan
  • Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, with programs throughout Mexico
  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaiso, Chile
  • Wu Yee Sun College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

 

St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,300 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.  St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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