Hainan University is implementing an open education strategy, leveraging the advantages of Hainan Free Trade Port for international openness. It has gradually formed an open education framework with a focus on serving the “Belt and Road” educational cooperation and exchange, with a distinctive feature of deepening engagement with tropical countries and regions.
The university has initiated a "One College, One University" international cooperation and exchange action plan, establishing cooperative relationships with 223 universities or institutions in 41 countries and regions.
The development of Sino-foreign cooperative education has been rapid, with one Sino-foreign cooperative education institution, three Sino-foreign cooperative education programs, and 13 categories of enrollment majors involved. The Sino-foreign cooperative education enrollment plans that received approval from the Ministry of Education have recruited a total of 2,950 students.
The university has established an International Advisory Committee, consisting of 18 internationally renowned experts, scholars, and senior executives, including 4 Nobel laureates (excluding 2 honorary members). They fully utilize the high-end intellectual resources of the International Advisory Committee to support the school’s development and reform.
In addition, the university actively introduces top-notch educational resources from abroad, optimizes its global open layout, and combines education and training to create an international teaching and management team. It has hired nearly a hundred long-term foreign experts, including those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (including post-doctoral researchers), to conduct teaching and research activities at the university. They actively promote international joint research platforms and projects, organize international curriculum weeks, and introduce world-class course resources to provide students with a locally internationalized education.
The university has established a complete system for the education and cultivation of international students on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. It has been selected as one of the second batch of demonstration bases for foreign students studying in China by the Ministry of Education. Over the past five years, a total of 1,080 international students from 90 countries have studied at the university, producing a significant number of outstanding international students.
The university has also collaborated with Charles Darwin University in Australia to establish the Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University. In addition, it has partnered with the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia to establish the Hainan University-Royal University of Agriculture Chinese Language Center. These efforts aim at promoting Chinese language education overseas, sharing the stories of China, and enhancing the international influence of the university.
(October 11, 2023)