Posted: Thu 6th Oct 2016

Proud To Be International

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 6th, 2016

Cardiff University is highlighting the success of its international activities as part of a campaign backed by more than 100 universities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Universities across the UK are being encouraged to celebrate their international credentials during #WeAreInternational’s World Week (24-30 October). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The #WeAreInternational campaign was launched in 2013 to help ensure universities remain diverse and inclusive communities that are open to students and staff from across the world. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff University has more than 7,500 international students and 6,800 international staff from 78 countries. Our alumni reach across 180 countries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We have a series of international activities that we are highlighting for World Week including: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Launch of new international staff network
  • Ground-breaking specialist training of nurses in Namibia
  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and Director of the University’s International Office, Richard Cotton, meet partner universities in China and Malaysia, and visit our Field Centre at Danau Girang in Borneo
  • Social media campaign
  • Launch of free online course about language translation
  • Showcase of new contemporary poetry collection from Latin America
  • Representatives of prestigious Russian institution of learning visit Cardiff University

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan said: “We are privileged to be able to welcome so many talented students and staff from around the world.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m delighted that we are supporting the excellent #WeAreInternational campaign alongside colleagues in other universities.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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We are also encouraging students and staff to show their support for the campaign on social media. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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