On March 21, the opening ceremony of the ninth Chinese-British joint training on master’s program of petroleum engineering (reservoir management) was held in UPC. Leaders from schools of geosciences, petroleum engineering, international education of UPC, professor Dorrik Stow, dear of school of petroleum engineering of Heriot-Watt University, and 17 students (including 7 international students ) attended the ceremony.
The two universities have established partnership since 2004. The master’s program of petroleum engineering has been carried out for nine year and turned out 150 graduates. In the program, courses are taught in English by faculties from the two sides. Students are graduated with master’s degree of Heriot-Watt University which is widely recognized around the country. The teaching quality has been well received by the society with lots of students having become leaders or backbones of companies and institutions.
After the ceremony, Zha Ming, vice-president of UPC, held a talk with Professor Dorrik Stow and exchanged ideas on issues about intercollegiate collaboration in the future. They have also reached some agreements on summer courses, faculty exchange, and academic cooperation.