The collaboration will see students from Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) near Shanghai spend up to six weeks each year at the University of Brighton's School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in Moulsecoomb, Brighton. The university will be the awarding body for their degrees.
A delegation from WMU visited the UK this week to meet with staff from the University of Brighton and signed an agreement between the two universities.
Professor Chris Pole, the University of Brighton’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor said: "The University of Brighton is delighted to be entering into this new partnership with the Wenzhou Medical University. We are committed to providing an international learning environment that can benefit all of our students and staff. Wenzhou Medical University is an excellent institution and we are delighted to have this opportunity to establish this partnership and look forward to extending it to other areas of mutual interest in the future".
Mr. Miao Liyi, Deputy Director of the Office of International Cooperation at Wenzhou Medical University said: "International collaboration is very important to the Wenzhou Medical University. We have a lot in common with the University of Brighton and look forward to working together on joint research, joint educational initiatives and exchange projects. We think the University of Brighton is an excellent university and this collaboration will be beneficial to our students and our teachers."
Miao Liyi (right), Deputy Director of the Office of International Cooperation at Wenzhou Medical University and Chris Pole, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Brighton