WJU Liverpool University to build new Taicang campus to train professionals in AI
JIANGSU, China, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- A reporter learned today from Western University of Liverpool that the university's new campus in Taicang is scheduled to start. The new Taicang campus will open in 2020, and by 2025, the student population is expected to reach 6,000.
It is understood that the new Xipu Taicang campus mainly lies in the training of technology graduates with professional skills in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, and will lead the development of emerging industries.
"The new Taicang campus will undertake our ambitious mission to develop the 'university of the future', creating a new model of relationship between universities and business, industry and the wider community." Xi Youmin, executive president of the University of Liverpool at Western Crossing, said.
Xi Jiaotong Liverpool University was founded in 2006 as a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool, UK. It currently has more than 12,000 students and over 1,000 faculty members from more than 50 countries around the world. It is located in Suzhou, China, and undergraduate graduates can obtain a dual degree certificate recognized in both China and the UK. Many students choose to complete their studies overseas in their junior or senior year, with around 3,000 Chinese students currently studying at the University of Liverpool in the UK; some Liverpool students also choose to come to Suzhou for a year of study.
The reporter learned that the proposed Taicang campus will include campus spaces dedicated to research, learning, teaching, and innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a library, sports facilities and dormitories for students and staff, with the aim of building an eco-friendly, international community.
It is expected that in 2028, including the new campus in Taicang, the total number of students at the University of Liverpool in Western China will reach 24,000.