In Summary

Swinburne University of Technology is partnering with Tongji University to offer Chinese students an exciting opportunity to attain a dual Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree from both universities.

Swinburne first formed a partnership with Tongji University in 2012 as members of Design Factory Global Network, with their collaboration leading to new partnerships in other fields.

Dr Jiang Bo, the Vice President of Tongji University, is positive that this dual degree will be received with great enthusiasm by his students.

“The exchange possibilities between Tongji and Swinburne give students a global perspective, an understanding of other cultures, and the ability to see things differently, which is very important,” Dr Bo said.

“I also think we have a lot of challenges in this globalised world, like how to deal with environmental protection and how to deal with sustainable development. Those are issues that cannot be resolved in isolation; they must be solved on a global level through teamwork, student cooperation, faculty cooperation, and university cooperation. I believe strongly in these values, and believe that the internationalisation of our students through mobility opportunities is key.”

Both Swinburne and Tongji University share values of being research-orientated and sustainability-focused, with the partnership creating new opportunities for a higher-volume of staff and student exchanges and potential for research collaboration.

Established in 1907, Tongji University has a long history of providing world-class education to students from China and around the world.

This cross-cultural exchange of skills and knowledge are consistent with Swinburne’s 2020 vision to become Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.