The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

11 August 2017

UQ students Daniel Hutchison and Daniel Parnell spent four weeks in Tianjin as part of the Confucius Institute’s 2017 UQ Research, Study and Experience Tour to China. They reflect on their time abroad, and their exposure to a new culture and language.

China is a country rich with culture, people, food and spectacular scenery. It’s a land of ever-growing opportunities and prosperity that holds it steadfast on the global technological stage. The University of Queensland’s strong alliance with Tianjin Universityhas facilitated the development and running of an annual Study and Research Tour Program for UQ students. Conducted over the winter holidays annually since 2010, the tour provides students with a chance to glimpse into China’s rich history and gain invaluable practical experience within their respective disciplines.

The 2017 Study and Research tour marked the inauguration of an official business project, in addition to the engineering discipline programs. 2017 saw 15 students – both undergraduate and post-graduate – majoring in international business, civil engineering and chemical engineering embark on the four-week adventure. Tianjin University’s engineering faculty is among the world’s best and with the University’s proximity to Beijing, the Australian Embassy and major international businesses, business students were provided with excellent opportunities to network and learn from expats and the Australian Government.


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