Twenty-year relationship with China continues

Queen’s has renewed a two-decade-long relationship with the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), signing a memorandum of understanding this week.

The partnership began in 1995 thanks to Hok-Lin Leung, former director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning and professor emeritus. The first memorandum of understanding was signed in 1999, allowing two Master of Urban and Regional Planning students from Queen’s to work in the MLR each year. It also involves a three- to six-month internship for a group of MLR officials to work in a public or private organization in Canada to gain experience here.

The agreement has Queen’s provide training to Chinese officials, and the MLR offer an internship program for Queen’s students.

Every year, Queen’s holds a three-week training session for up to 50 MLR officials and mining professionals with the goal of exposing them to Canadian land and resource management practices. The program is offered by the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining and Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

This is one of several partnerships Queen’s has with China, including a Master of Finance program with Renmin University and a study abroad program with Fudan University.

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