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Practice on CSU-CCECC-ABU Cooperation Mode

Shakirudeen Olabanji Atolagbe(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)
He Xuhui(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)
Yan Bin(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)

Abstract

Student exchange program has been an integral part of higher education, which is popularly known as international joint-, double-, and combined-degree programs, which perform an important role in which its strategic plan is aimed to allow students to become true global citizens. Educational Internationalization strategy brings important benefits to individuals, institutions, and the nation’s education systems. The international student exchange program is not only a powerful tool in strengthening the relationship between two institutions but also helps in building the social, political, and economic development of the partner nations. Also, it is among the most cost-effective ways to project influence around the world. Educational cooperation on student’s exchange has been of positive impact on the status of any country, institution, and students which has directly influenced the society at its eminent background for an only positive outcome and a brighter future.  The maiden practice of CSU-CCECC-ABU cooperation was in line with the mission of both universities to deeply promote collaborative innovations to meet the needs and challenges of both Nigeria, the Peoples Republic of China, and the rest of the world.

This paper first outlined the background concepts and explicitly analyzed the pattern of cooperation practice, research on the National, University, and Students benefits respectively. Second, it provided a comprehensive description of challenges faced by exchange students during their stay in China.  Third, suggestions were also provided on how to improve and sustain the educational cooperation practice of the joint degree program. Furthermore, it provides the current status of the CSU-CCECC-ABU cooperation practice. Finally, the paper provides directions to subsequent research studies.

Keywords

Educational cooperation; Joint degree; Practice; Student exchange; Internationalization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26549/jetm.v5i2.7745

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