The University College is a partnership between Lancaster University and Beijing Jiaotong University. Based in Weihai, Shandong Province, The University College, was formally opened on September 2016, offering four undergraduate programmes with design being one of them. These are taught jointly by Lancaster and BJTU with students graduating with a joint degree from both partner universities.
During my visit at the BJTU Weihai campus I had the opportunity to see the campus and design facilities and more importantly to meet the new design students and offer a lecture on design at Lancaster. This was followed by a question and answer session where students asked very well thought out and intelligent questions.
Also meeting with the design teaching staff there showed that everyone is most excited about the new partnership and looking forward for more teaching and research collaborations.