Partnerships with top global universities
As part of the University's internationalisation strategy, 45 partnership agreements in 21 countries and regions were signed over the past year. Those involved included top universities such as the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and Yale University, as well as the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world. These collaborations contribute significantly to HKBU's globalisation efforts and promote the international standing and reputation of the University.
Our schools and departments also continue to forge new relationships and create exciting courses with international universities. In particular, the School of Business has collaborated with Kozminski University in Poland to launch a double degree programme for Bachelor of Business Administration students. The School of Business and the Faculty of Science each has a double degree arrangement with Simon Fraser University of Canada. Students of the School of Communication may also pursue double degrees with the University of Queensland in Australia and University of Missouri in the USA. The double degrees allow students to receive world-class education from both institutions, and to widen their international experience and exposure.
Besides, the Department of Government and International Studies has developed two combined degrees with the Institutes of Political Studies (or Sciences Po) in Bordeaux and Lyon. HKBU graduates of these combined degree programmes can gain at least two degrees: a BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies at the end of the fourth year from HKBU and a Diplôme de Sciences Po (equivalent to a Master's degree) either in Bordeaux or Lyon. For the 2020-21 academic year, four students from Sciences Po Bordeaux have joined the combined degree programme.