Learn and explore in China and Malaysia this summer

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This summer The University of Nottingham is offering two week summer schools focusing on a variety of exciting subjects at its overseas campuses in China and Malaysia.

It is the first time that the World’s Top 75 University has hosted its own summer schools, which include an organised cultural programme offering a wonderful introduction to two of the most fascinating and dynamic countries in Asia.

Each course offers the opportunity to do something different with your summer. Participants can study a topic which compliments their degree programme or simply learn more about a topic of interest while meeting people from across the globe.

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The courses on offer in China are ‘The Creative Industries in China’, ‘The Globalisation of English’ and ‘China's Encounter with the World’. While there, students will also have the opportunity to visit Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shanghai.

Four courses are also on offer in Malaysia, entitled ‘Writing Journeys: Creative Writing and Travel’, ‘Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia’, ‘Intensive Language Programmes in English / Mandarin / Spanish / French’ and ‘What next for the Tigers? Business and Development in Asia’. Cultural excursions will again be available, including visits to Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and a weekend beach trip.

Helen Foster, Head of Partnership Development at the University’s International Office, explained that the summer schools will provide a unique experience for anybody wishing to expand their knowledge, whether a past, current or future university student.

She said: “The summer courses will provide students with a fantastic opportunity to experience a new culture, meet new people and at the same time, add something unique to their CV’s.

“Nottingham’s summer schools are an unmatched opportunity to experience a UK university in an Asian setting. Students will not only study with top academics, they will take part in exciting cultural experiences that will expand their outlook.”

All courses are £950, which includes tuition, accommodation and two day trips (the weekend trips to Shanghai and the Malaysian beach are not included in this fee). Places on each course are limited and the deadline for applications is May 1 2011.

More information is available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalsummerschools or you can
e-mail overseas-campus-summer-school@nottingham.ac.uk with any questions.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 40,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

More news from the University at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/news

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For more information, please e-mail Helen Foster, Head of Partnership Development, International Office, The University of Nottingham at helen.foster@nottingham.ac.uk.
Harry Waddle

Harry Waddle - Students Communications Officer

Email: harry.waddle@nottingham.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)115 823 2353 Location: University Park

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