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Abertay announces link with Peking University

Institutions to collaborate on curriculum design, teaching methods and graduate prospects

Abertay University in Dundee has announced a link with Peking University that will see the two institutions collaborate on a range of educational aspects.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in China last week by Abertay's principal Professor Bernard King and Professor Dr Lin Jianhua, which will mark the two universities' plans to work together on "curriculum design and development, teaching and learning methods, and enhancing graduate employability," read a statement.

Peking, which is China's highest-ranking university, has also expressed an interest in developing the popular Dare to be Digital competition, which has already featured teams from China in the past.

The move follows the recent opening of a centre of computer games excellence at the Dundee university, made possible by investment from the Scottish government.

"Scotland's reputation for innovation is renowned across the world and it is vital that we continue to position ourselves at the forefront of new technologies," said cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop.

"Today’s collaboration - a further example of Scotland and China strengthening links for mutual benefit - represents a major contribution to that drive. By sharing knowledge and expertise we can best ensure students are equipped for fast moving and competitive industries, enabling them to play their part in a more successful Scotland."

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