July 13th 2017


Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) offers its know-how to a Chinese university in a tailor-made training program for professors and lecturers: the Jiangsu Food & Pharmaceutical Science College expands its range of studies using the expertise of the Entrepreneurial School®

MCI’s competence is in high demand, even in China, as the most recent request to the Entrepreneurial School® proves: a group of 20 Chinese university professors and lecturers from the Jiangsu Food & Pharmaceutical Science College (JFPC) in Jiangsu, China are currently completing a two-week crash course at MCI with a focus on modern food technology and university didactics. Their goal is to establish a set of new study programs and to expand the range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered at their university.

While searching for an international partner university one year ago, a high-ranking delegation from the JFPC visited several universities and institutions of higher education in Europe and the USA, including MCI. Their goal was to find a competent partner in the food technology branch. The Entrepreneurial School’s® expertise, both in science and teaching, convinced the JFPC representatives fully – thus, the cooperation was arranged.

The two-week training program, tailored to the needs of the Chinese professors and lecturers, not only deals with the new study programs’ content, syllabi, and teaching methods, but also with academic quality assurance, university management, student services, and applied research. A particular focus is put on the strategy, structure, and organization of MCI - all aspects which have been praised in international accreditation processes and rankings. Further training programs, as well as a student exchange, are being planned for the future.

JFPC Vice-Rector Weiwei Zhai expresses her enthusiasm about the comprehensive program: “We have opted for the right partner. With the support of MCI, we will be able to add to our portfolio and establish a promising range of studies in the field of food technology.”

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann is delighted with the successful cooperation: “Our partnership with the prestigious JFPC shows that, due to our expertise, we are valued on an international level. I wish to congratulate the entire team, especially our Head of Department and Studies, Dr. Katrin Bach, and our Coordinator for Transnational Education & Projects, Dr. Vladan Antonovic.”

The Jiangsu Food & Pharmaceutical Science College is located in Jiangsu on the eastern coast of China, an attractive tourist region with a booming economy. The advanced academic landscape of Jiangsu demonstrates an exceptional international orientation. Having been honored for its academic achievements with several prizes, the JFPC has, at present, more than 11,000 students in 45 degree programs.

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