The first university jointly founded by Russia and China will start accepting students next year at its planned campus in Shenzhen, Xinhuanet reported Thursday.
The Russo-Chinese University, founded by the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), expects to enroll 5,000 students in its first year, the report said.
Students will come from both Russia and China, who would spend their first two years of their program in their home country and the last two years in the foreign country. The new school will offer courses such as Russian language studies, arts, economics and international trade, as well as aerospace engineering, car manufacturing and physics, among others. Students will be taught in Russian, Chinese and English, and will get dual diplomas from Moscow State University and the Russo-Chinese University after graduation.
A memorandum of understanding on establishing the Russo-Chinese University was signed during a meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin in Shanghai in May.