First SBC Graduation


30 August 2011

Liverpool John Moores University held its first graduation ceremony for students at the Sino-British College (SBC) in Shanghai

Liverpool John Moores University held its first graduation ceremony for students at the Sino-British College (SBC) in Shanghai earlier this summer. SBC is an international university college, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST), and nine leading British Universities from NCUK. Liverpool John Moores University was the first to offer full degrees at SBC and the 2011 graduating students on the LJMU programmes are the very first graduates in Shanghai to be awarded Engineering Honours degrees taught entirely in English.   

Shanghai is a major centre for the automotive industry in China and the degree programmes (BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and BEng Industrial Electronics and Control), originally designed for the UK automotive industry, were selected to support this major industrial sector. Over the last two years academic staff from the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations have delivered key elements of the programmes in Shanghai, supported by academic staff from SBC. Those present at the ceremony commented on the quality of the graduates. 

SBC became a fully licensed university college on 1 September, 2006. It is the only Shanghai-based higher education institution to be awarded a licence by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer full degree programmes to multiple overseas universities (the so-called "1 to N Model"), either taught entirely at the Shanghai campus, or with a period of study abroad. Graduates are awarded degrees from one of the partner British institutions and USST students are also awarded a Chinese degree in the subject.  

The ceremony was attended by Steve Kenny on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dian Meehan Dean of Faculty of Technology and Environment and Professor Ian Jenkinson Director, School of Engineering Technology and Maritime Operations. 

Pictured: Graduates from BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and BEng Industrial Electronics and Control with Professor Ian Gow, Principal SBC, Professor Xu Xiaoming President, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Steve Kenny Pro-vice Chancellor LJMU, Professor Diane Meehan Dean of Faculty of Technology and Environment and Professor Ian Jenkinson Director, School of Engineering Technology and Maritime Operations. 



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