The University of the Highlands and Islands has opened the doors of a new engineering microcampus in Asia.
The campus, located at the Hunan Institute of Engineering in China, will enable students from across China to study the University of the Highlands and Islands’ BEng electrical and electronic engineering and BEng mechanical engineering degrees.
University of the Highlands and Islands principal and vice-chancellor Professor Clive Mulholland travelled to the city of Xiangtan in Hunan Province, southern China on Monday to meet President, Liu Guofan to mark the opening of the new building; through the unveiling of a new plaque.
Professor Stuart Gibb said: “The opening of a microcampus is an important and exciting step in the development of the university and a clear statement of our international aspirations. It will provide an adaptive platform for intensification of our partnership with Hunan Institute of Engineering in undergraduate provision and for the development of new postgraduate, research and pedagogic activity.”
Meanwhile, 90 students were celebrating their success yesterday as they graduated from university, with five students having completed their degrees with Honours by studying for a fourth year at Perth College UHI.
Mr Mulholland added: “Today has been an opportunity to celebrate and reward the commitment and achievements of our graduates. This is an exciting time in their lives and we wish them every success in the future. It is also important to recognise the efforts which have been made to foster collaboration between our institutions which has made today possible.”