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Chinese look to Sussex for example of a good UK university

* 19 November 2003 *

Chinese look to Sussex for example of a good UK university

University vice-presidents and higher education government officials from China are in Brighton and Lewes this week (November 17-21, 2003) to learn about how the University of Sussex has become such a success.

The 22 visitors, who will also tour the Universities of Warwick and Cardiff, will be hearing how Sussex has developed its research policies and teaching practice to make it one of the most innovative higher education institutions in the country.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Moore said; "We have gained an international reputation for research and teaching, which is why the Chinese have been interested in visiting us. We'll be telling them about our history, our commitment to innovation and the links we have made with the local business community."

The visit, which includes a reception at the Royal Pavilion hosted by Brighton and Hove Council followed by a banquet hosted by the South East England Development Agency, has been organised by the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel. It follows on from an agreement between the UK and Chinese governments to  forge better links between the two countries' higher education establishments.

* Notes for editors *

Photo opportunities:

1. There will be a reception in the Mayor's Parlour of the Royal Pavilion on Wednesday, November 19, at 7pm

2. There will be a reception at the Barlow Collection at the University of Sussex library on Thursday, November 20, at 6pm.

Press Office contacts: Jacqui Bealing or Alison Field, University of Sussex,
Tel. 01273 678888, Fax 01273 877456, or

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