• Home
  • News
  • EIT establishes International College in China

EIT establishes International College in China

December 17, 2019

EIT representatives (third from left Richard Cao, Matthew Marshall, David Skelton, Fred Koenders, Natalie Waran) visited ZYU in October 2018.

EIT is excited to announce a new partnership with Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages (ZYU), located in Shao Xing City, Zhejiang Province, South East China.

Recently the China Ministry of Education gave approval to establish an EIT International College attached to ZYU to develop the delivery of degree programmes, with the first cohort of students expected to enrol in September 2020.

EIT is only one of three New Zealand tertiary institutes that has received this special approval at bachelor degree level. The other two tertiary institutes are Waikato University and Auckland University. “The approval of an International College is a prestigious appointment and an exciting opportunity for EIT. It recognises EIT as a highly confident category one tertiary provider”, says EIT Chief Executive, Chris Collins.

This EIT International College will involve two of EIT’s degrees, the Bachelor of Computing Systems and Bachelor of Creative Practice being taught at ZYU. Three majors will be offered: Information Systems, Intelligent Systems and Digital Media.

EIT has been welcoming international students for over 25 years and has built strong global connections through inter-institutional partnerships as an integral part of EIT’s international strategy.

EIT’s educational links with China are growing. An International College of this nature is the next step in EIT’s evolution as a globally connected institute, enabling delivery of quality education offshore and the creation of mutually beneficial opportunities for multiple stakeholders in New Zealand and China.

This initiative is strongly aligned with the New Zealand Government International Education Strategy – He Rautaki Mātauranga A Ao 2018-2030 which sets out a vision for ‘a thriving and globally connected New Zealand through world-class international education’.

“In mid-December we hosted a ZYU delegation here in Hawke’s Bay. We are now working closely with ZYU to finalise all the contractual details,” said Faculty of Commerce and Technology Executive Dean, Fred Koenders.