University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is in discussions with the Chinese government about providing expertise in hospitality education. Source: Supplied  
CHINA’S policy to encourage foreign universities to establish a presence there is picking up pace, with another US institution announcing it is in "discussions" with authorities.

The University of Central Florida said this week it is discussions with the Chinese government about a partnership and possibly a campus in the southern province of Hainan.

Chinese officials have expressed interest in establishing a program similar to UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to help foster growth in the tourism and hospitality industries of Hainan Island.

It’s not yet known whether UCF would open a campus to serve Chinese students or if UCF simply will assist the Chinese government with the development of its own program.

If UCF opens a campus in China, it would be the university’s first international campus. UCF, however, does already partner with other institutions to offer study-abroad programs in numerous other countries, including Australia, Honduras and Sweden.

Rosen College students can spend a spring semester in China through a partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Rosen College also has been offering its expertise to the South African city of Mbombela. It recently agreed to help with the planning of a convention center and tourist attraction there.

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