More than 270 students have graduated with RMIT- Shanghai University of International Business (SUIBE) degrees in Commerce, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management and International Business.
RMIT University and SUIBE recently held its Graduation Ceremony in Shanghai.
Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian Palmer, together with Senior Executives from RMIT joined SUIBE staff and graduates to celebrate the graduation ceremony and dinner in Shanghai.
Palmer said RMIT’s partnership with SUIBE was one of the earliest Sino-Foreign transnational education collaborations to be established between Australia and China.
“As a long-standing and close partner, it is pleasing to see the collaboration deepening on a growth trajectory,” he said.
“Over nearly two decades, we have strengthened our joint programs, promoted exchanges of students and staff, and instigated broader research links.
“Our researchers, for instance, are working together on electronic tracking and tagging in the logistics and supply chain. Their research potentially stands to benefit both Australia’s and China’s manufacturing industries.”
RMIT and SUIBE have graduated more than 4,200 students since the first program started in 1996.
“Our joint program recently won first and second prizes in the Shanghai Municipal Excellent Teaching Awards. Our Bachelor program specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain won a special grant from the Ministry of Treasury and Ministry of Education.
“In the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission 2014 review, the RMIT-SUIBE academic quality won wide accolades from a peer panel of China academic experts,” Palmer said.
Professor Sun Haiming of SUIBE was in attendance along with senior officials from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the State Government of Victoria and the Australian Embassy.
“We are well pleased to see that 19 years have elapsed since we laid down the first brick on the edifice of SUIB-RMIT joint programs,” Haiming said .
“We have continuously revamped our strengths and deepened our cooperation over the years. We will, as I am convinced, explore and exploit more cooperative opportunities in the area of joint cultivation of high-calibre talent.”
More than 1000 students are currently enrolled in RMIT’s Diploma of Commerce, Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and Bachelor of Business (International Business).
There are now more than 5000 RMIT alumni in China – an invaluable part of 300,000 RMIT strong alumni network around the world.
The RMIT-SUIBE partnership will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.