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Stirling signs sports partnership with Chengdu

The University of Stirling in Scotland has launched a new sports-focused partnership with Chengdu University in China.

The Chengdu University campus is the site of the Athletes’ Village for the 2022 Chengdu FISU World University Games. Photo: Chengdu University

Close to 900 students from China study at Stirling

The Chengdu University – Stirling College opened on September 6 in Chengdu, Sichuan province, to offer degrees in Sports Studies, Data Science and Digital Media.

After four years, graduates receive two degrees – one from each institution.

“Chengdu and Stirling share a belief that international education and collaboration can help build a better world”

“The University of Stirling is an international university with a pioneering spirit and global reputation for high-quality teaching and research – and we are driven to build global partnerships with likeminded institutions across the world,” the university’s principal and vice-chancellor, Gerry McCormac, said.

“We have strong links with China – including existing relationships with the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Hebei Normal University – and I am incredibly proud that we’re able to add the prestigious Chengdu University to that list.”

Additionally, close to 900 students from China study at Stirling, and the institution counts 4,500 Chinese graduates among its near 100,000 alumni.

“Chengdu and Stirling share values of excellence and innovation, and a belief that international education and collaboration can help build a better world,” McCormac added.

“With our combined strengths, I know this partnership will go on to achieve great things, not only for our students and staff, but for communities and societies across the globe.”

All three qualifications focus on sports-related content, with Stirling being Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and Chengdu University a hosting partner of the 31st FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Games in 2022.

“I know that both our institutions greatly value the contribution that sport makes to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and wider communities,” McCormac concluded.

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