9 April 2009: A new agreement between Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Capital Medical University (CMU), Beijing, will foster research programs between the two institutions, give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, and establish a collaborative Master of Rehabilitation program.
A delegation from the Chinese University visited the North Sydney Campus today, where the five-year agreement was signed by Vice-Chancellor of ACU, Professor Greg Craven, and Vice-President of CMU, Professor Xiaomin Wang.
The agreement outlines a plan to establish a collaborative Master of Rehabilitation program which is recognised by the relevant government educational bodies in both Australia and China.
It also details the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) study tour, which will allow ACU students access to a TCM Acupuncture/Massage elective in Beijing to broaden their academic experience.
In addition, the agreement will provide opportunities for staff and student exchange and promote academic and cultural relations between the two institutions.
Vice-Chancellor of ACU, Professor Greg Craven, said the collaboration was based on the shared commitment to excellence in nursing and health education.
“This partnership will enhance excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement in both institutions,” he said.
“It is based on the desire to provide quality education for students and professional growth of faculty members and to strive to serve the common good of the respective communities of both countries.”