• The University of Oviedo signs a collaboration agreement with the Beijing Institute of Technology

    June 04, 2013

    The agreement will promote the international mobility of the students and includes the creation by the Asturian institution of a Department of Spanish at the Chinese university

    The University of Oviedo has signed a collaboration agreement with the Beijing Institute of Technology, a public Chinese university that has 3 campuses in the city of Beijing and a student base of around 26,000.

    Accompanied by the Vice-Rector for Internationalization and Postgraduate Studies, Covadong Betegón, and the director of the Office for Internationalization, Leticia Santos, Vicente Gotor, Rector of the University of Oviedo, welcomed in his office the delegates of the BIT who came to sign the agreement.

    The agreement for student exchange includes 5 options for mobility of a maximum extension of 2 semeters. The University of Oviedo is also actively collaborating in the creation of a Department of Spanish at this University.

    The mission of the BIT is to conduct advanced research and educate professionals with a high level of qualitification primarily in the fields related to sciences and engineering. It invests more than 160 million euros per year in research, placing among the first 10 Chinese universities according to this criterium.

    The BIT has developed joint research projects with several universities and enterprises from all around the world, including Toshiba, Ericsson, Toyota, HP and Microsoft. This university offers more than 100 subjects in English, and it also teaches the Degrees in Electronic Engineering, Automatization, Mechanical Engineering and International Economics and Commerce in English.