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Minister For Education and Skills Attends Landmark Event to Deepen IT Carlow Links in China

19/03/2019

Minister For Education and Skills Attends Landmark Event to Deepen IT Carlow Links in ChinaMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has attended a landmark event in Beijing to cement links between Institute of Technology Carlow and China.

Institute of Technology Carlow has linked with Henan University of Animal Husbandry and Economy (HUAHE) to establish a new joint institution offering four degrees: Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness; Brewing and Distilling; Digital Marketing; and Supply Chain Management. The initiative is of a significant scale and will see 100-150 students participate per programme. The first intake of students is planned for 2020.

Ireland’s second-largest institute of technology was one of several Irish third-level institutions to sign Memorandums of Understanding with Chinese education partners during Minister McHugh’s St Patrick’s Day programme.

The signings, which took place in the Irish embassy in Beijing, aims to expand education links between Ireland and China and offer the chance for students in eight institutions to visit both countries as part of their studies.

Minister McHugh said: “The relationship between Ireland and China is strong and is growing. Not only is that but the diversity of relationship impressive. The new opportunities for deeper ties in education is an example of that.  We are now looking to a new future of relations between IT Carlow and Henan University.”

The delegation from Institute of Technology Carlow included Mr Declan Doyle, Vice-President for  Development & Research and Mr Donal McAlister, International Affairs Manager, while the agent for Henan University of Animal Husbandry & Economy was Mr Chen Yonghua.

Minister McHugh added: “Congratulations to everyone involved, to the teams on both sides, in Ireland and China, in IT Carlow and Henan University, who made these announcements possible today. Combined international efforts like these are great reflection of the good relations between Ireland and China over the last 40 years.”

Caption: Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. (back, third from right), Donal McAlister, International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology Carlow (back, far right) and Chinese education partners are pictured with Declan Doyle, Vice-President for  Development & Research at Institute of Technology Carlow (seated right) and Chen Yonghua , the agent for Henan University of Animal Husbandry & Economy (seated left) at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with during Minister McHugh’s St Patrick’s Day programme in Beijing.

 

Department of Education and Skills