Manipal University: First Indian Campus in China

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Manipal University has planned to open its campus in China. The university already operates overseas campuses in Dubai, Nepal, Antigua and Malaysia. The university is in talks with Chinese officials to open the first campus of an Indian University. The university is exploring tie-up options with two Chinese universities, Tianjin University and Shanghai’s Tongji University and to set up what would be China’s first all-English educational institution that will provide training in Information Technology (IT) and in the sciences.

Manipal University Vice-Chancellor K. Ramnarayan, who along with other officials from the university met Chinese university heads and government officials in Beijing and Tianjins. Dr. Ramnarayan said that we would like to provide academic support and set up an all-English campus in China, where there would be a provision for training in both technology and health sciences, wherever there is a requirement. Two strong and potential partners i.e. Tianjin University and Tongji University in Shanghai, which are known for its strong programmes in architecture and technology. There can be a collaboration at different levels, whether at the student level, the faculty level through exchanges, or programmes that could be jointly run, he added