Trinity Western University and the Cihang Group signed an agreement in July for collaborative program delivery at TWU Richmond.
The Cihang Group will work with TWU to deliver community and university courses in areas related to Chinese traditional culture, history, language, and medicine.
â€œWe are excited about the opportunity to develop programs that will meet the needs of people in and around Richmond,â€ said TWU associate provost Philip Laird Ph.D.
The Cihang Group will also deliver a transition program for international students to prepare them for university life in Canada. International students who complete this program will be able to continue their studies at either TWU Richmond or TWUâ€™s Langley campus.
â€œTWU Richmond will bring the high quality education of Trinity Western into the downtown area of Richmond,â€ said Jacqueline Zeng, Ph.D., director Cihang International Group Corp. â€œWe have the competence, strength, and experience to make these programs successful and grow the education of Chinese culture and medicine in the Richmond community.
TWU President Bob Kuhn commented â€œTWU has a strong history of collaborations with other educational experts in growing fields. Richmond is a thriving community, and we are a learning community that wants to grow with and learn from others as we lead Christian education in Canada.â€
TWU Richmond is currently under construction and is expected to open its doors in March of 2015. The campus will focus on the development of leaders by delivering leadership degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. TWU is currently offering programs in rented space in the Richmond community.
About Cihang International Group Corporation
Cihang started operations in 1985 in Shijiazhuang, which is the capital of Hebei Province and has a population of between 10 and 12 million people. Cihang has a number of business operations including pharmaceuticals, real estate development, and Chinese cultural activities. Cihang places a strong emphasis on charitable activities, giving most of its profits to a variety of worthwhile causes. The basis of its charitable activities is, in its view, to contribute to the benefit of building a better and more harmonious society.
About Trinity Western University
Trinity Western University is a Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions, legislated by British Columbia to serve the public. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds four Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in CIS sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU offers 42 bachelorâ€™s degrees, 17 graduate degrees, and adult degree-completion programs. A vibrant community committed to educating the whole person, TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for 50 years.