Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic's relationships with Chinese tertiary education institutions continue to flourish.

A delegation of 17 lecturers from Guangdong Construction Polytechnic has spent the past three weeks in Dunedin, gaining insights into how Otago Polytechnic trains apprentices, as well as visiting apprentices in the workplace.

Among the top 100 vocational colleges in China, Guangdong Construction Polytechnic is looking to enhance its delivery of programmes in accordance with the Chinese Government’s desire for a more practical, student-centred education model.

“They are particularly interested in work-ready graduates in the technology sector,” Marc Doesburg, Otago Polytechnic’s Director Internationalisation, says.

The Guangdong delegation’s visit is part of a wider and ongoing connection between Dunedin and China.

These include Project Shanghai, a partnership of Dunedin businesses, educational institutions, the Otago Chamber of Commerce and the Dunedin City Council that has developed a broad range of links with cities and institutions elsewhere in China.

Read more about Otago Polytechnic’s international partnerships.

Expiry: 15 Dec 2017