Globalization and internationalization at the University of Waterloo have resulted in exciting new opportunities for international education. Having had a long standing relationship with Nanjing University that led to the establishment of a Sino-Canadian College, the University of Waterloo and Nanjing University signed an agreement to establish joint academic programs in 2005.
Subsequently, the Faculty of Environment initiated joint academic programs in Geomatics and Geography and Environmental Management at the undergraduate level in 2006. A joint education program in Environment and Business with the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics commenced in 2007 and graduate level programs in Environmental Planning and Management with Renmin University of China, have been established. In 2008, we started the 2+2 undergrad program in Geomatics with Wuhan University, China University of Geosciences-Beijing, and China University of Geosciences – Wuhan. In 2012, we started the 2+2 undergrad program in Geomatics with Capital Normal University, China.
At the undergraduate level, students are admitted to their home universities in China and complete the first two years of their programs at their home university and then spend another two years at Waterloo earning degrees from both their home institution and uWaterloo.
At the graduate level, students will study in China for the first year and at uWaterloo for the second year and return to China to write their thesis in the third year (the last year). Such students would receive Masters degrees from both universities if they meet each university’s graduation requirements.