An Exciting Time for LLCL in China

On October 24th representatives of the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics attended the official opening of the new Southeast University (SEU) – Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China.  The opening marks a new milestone for the School which, in conjunction with our SEU partners, will be offering students the chance to undertake a Masters in Applied Linguistics in the 2013-2014 academic year, and Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies in the 2014-2015 academic year at the new campus located in the middle of the fastest developing research and educational precinct in the world.  Monash is the first Australian university to receive a license to operate in China and the first foreign university to be licensed to run a graduate school. 

SEU-dinner groupAside from participating in official celebrations, the opening granted LLCL staff the chance to become better acquainted with our new SEU colleagues and also meet some of the Chinese students who are currently enrolled in the Masters in Applied Linguistics program.  The overwhelming response from students was one of tremendous enthusiasm with many expressing excitement about the opportunities that this type of collaboration would offer them.