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Colleges putting down roots in China and US

Ireland's global education links are putting down deeper roots abroad.

A new partnership, which sees the opening of the new Beijing-Dublin International College, in the Chinese capital this month, was announced yesterday by UCD president Dr Hugh Brady. The Chinese government has given approval for the college, a little over a year since the joint venture was proposed, following the twinning of Dublin and Beijing in July 2011.

Meanwhile, Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) yesterday signed an agreement with Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), which will see exchanges of students between the US state and Ireland from 2014. IOTI chief executive Gerry Murray said the agreement was "an exciting opportunity for students . . . to substantially broaden their education experience."

Irish Independent