A Chinese institution of higher learning will be set up here if everything goes as planned.
The said university is the Shanghai Tiao Tong University (SJTU) in which SJTU would be sending a six-member delegation led by its vice chancellor Wu Dan to Kuching to sign a MoU.
SJTU is one of the top five universities in China and one of the 146 universities in China recognised by Kuala Lumpur. The proposed branch if made possible would be located in Kuching.
The move would certainly broaden the prospects of those pursuing further education.
SJTU has 31 schools (departments), 63 undergraduate programmes, 250 masters-degree programmes, 203 PhD programmes, 28 post-doctorate programmes and 11 state key laboratories and national engineering research centres.
SJTU boasts a large number of famous scientists and professors, including 25 academics of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 95 accredited professors and chair professors of the “Cheung Kong Scholars Programme” and more than 2,000 professors and associates professors.
Its student’s enrolment totalled up to 35,929, of which 1,564 are international students.