VU president Jaap Winter signs cooperation agreement in Shanghai with one of China’ s top universities10-16-14
Wednesday 8 October VU president Jaap Winter signed an agreement with Fudan University in Shanghai to establish collaboration in the field of research and education. Fudan University, founded in 1905, is considered one of the top three universities in China.
Three collaborative UvA/VU proposals granted.
Van der Wende will take a sabbatical leave at Harvard University, where she will work as a visiting scholar on a research project focusing on higher education in China in the age of globalisation.
VU University will lead project MasterMind Europe to develop tools and experience for a Master’s admission that is based on assessment of competencies instead of recognition of previous degrees. The Consortium consists of i.a. the Universities of Helsinki and Graz and the Politecnico of Milano, the German and Catalan Rectors conferences and the Academic Cooperation Association in Brussels. The project addresses the trend towards more diversity in Master’s applicants – in nationality, subject, cultural background – as a result of the Bologna reforms.