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Call for Programs: 2023 Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools

Dear member universities:

In order to promote the co-construction and sharing of resources among member universities, strengthen the educational cooperation and exchanges and build a broader exchange and learning platform for university students from all over the world, the Belt and Road Architectural University International Consortium (hereinafter referred to as “the BRAUIC”) has launched the Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools in 2021.

For the past two years, member universities, including BUCEA, Qingdao University of Technology, Nanchang University, Wuhan University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki of Greece, NewSchool of Architecture & Design in the United States, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Indonesia, Moscow State Civil Engineering University in Russia, and Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Russia jointly organized more than 30 English-taught summer schools. After program bidding, student recruiting promotion, student application and merit-based admission, 517 students from 74 colleges and universities in 32 countries secured tuition-free/-reduction places at Exchange Program for Summer Schools. The Program effectively boosted the sharing of high-quality educational resources and the mechanism of mutual credit recognition, which created an international campus that crossed national borders and looked into the future.

The details of Call for Programs: 2023 Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools are notified as follows:

I. Program Requirements

1.1 The program is open to include academic courses, internships, language and cultural engagement, etc.

1.2 The program shall be taught in English, with a duration of study for 1 to 8 weeks.

1.3 The host university shall provide preferential policies and incentives, such as Tuition Reduction/Exemption for other member universities. The specific plan for sharing policies, number of places and selection requirements shall be determined by each host university.

* Generally, only the tuition of the program is reduced or exempted, excluding other expenses such as living expenses, accommodation, travel, visa fees, and medical insurance.

* If the program is taught online, it is recommended to offer more places for Tuition Reduction/Exemption.

1.4 Each program shall issue official transcripts or certificates for participating students, so that they can transfer credits at the home university with the transcripts or the certificates provided.

1.5 Each student can only apply for one program under the framework. 

II. Process

2.1 Program collection: The BRAUIC Secretariat publishes Call for Programs and interested universities may submit relevant materials accordingly.

Please send the filled Project Information Form to before May 5, 2023 (Friday) to get your program included.

2.2 Program announcement: The BRAUIC Secretariat issues the formal  Call for Participation  with details of all included programs and preferential policies for member university students (such as Tuition Reduction/Exemption) in  BRAUIC Newsletter  and website.

2.3 Student application and admission: Home universities are responsible for the selection of students and accompanying teachers. The selection should be strictly merit-based, following the principle of Fairness, Justice, and Openness.

2.4 Program implementation and summary: The host universities shall be fully responsible for the organization, management and implementation of the programs, including the registration of participating students and organization of courses and activities. The host universities shall send a summary to the BRAUIC Secretariat for making proceedings of summer schools.

III. Supporting conditions

3.1 All parties shall actively seek support in terms of policies, resources and funds respectively.

3.2 Mutual recognition of credits among participating universities shall be implemented.

3.3 Each participating university shall assist to promote the Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools around the university and beyond.

3.4 All parties should designate a staff member to be coordinator the Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools.

Annex 1: Previous summer schools under the Global Campus: Exchange Program

Annex 2: Project Information Form of Global Campus: Exchange Program for Summer Schools

Annex 3: List of Participating Institutions

Secretariat of the BRAUIC

April 20, 2023