utseus as a Successful Case of a Sino-French Approach to Engineering Education

Results, Drawbacks, and Future Potential after Ten Years of Co-Construction

in International Journal of Chinese Education
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It is the aim of the paper to reflect on the lessons learned after ten years of existence of the Sino-French School for Engineering at Shanghai University (utseus), as well as on perspectives for an evolution related to recent developments in the French Higher Education landscape. The authors present background, rationale, modalities and perspectives for this venture set up by three French universities of technology in China by drawing parallels with other well-established Sino-foreign operations. It is shown that the combination of transnational and international approaches allow for transferring and adapting a foreign education model on a large scale, but also for establishing reciprocal mobility of big student cohorts. The approach is based on an integrated foreign language learning and intercultural content. This successful experience also shows how universities play an integrative role for a country’s cultural and industrial relations at an international level.

utseus as a Successful Case of a Sino-French Approach to Engineering Education

Results, Drawbacks, and Future Potential after Ten Years of Co-Construction

in International Journal of Chinese Education

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    Engineering tracks in France and China; ects, 201548 (nb: Y stands for academic year = 2 semesters = 60 ects).
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    utseus study tracks offered to Chinese students.
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    Twinning activity at utseus Shanghai in April 2014.
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    Mobility statistics from utseus to France. Number of Chinese students selected for a mobility to France after three years of study.
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    Mobility schemes for French and foreign students at utseus.

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