A team of representatives from Johns Hopkins Medicine, including Anne Seymour, Director of Welch Medical Library, visited Shenzhen, China, as part of a joint partnership between Johns Hopkins and China’s Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
SUSTech is a public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, also known as China’s “Silicon Valley”, which serves as an experimental platform for China’s educational reform.
SUSTech has 17 existing academic programs, ranging from financial mathematics to environmental and water resources engineering. New programs are being offered continuously to meet growing demands.
The university offers unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside faculty to explore and tackle both fundamental and practical problems.
The planning of a new medical school is part of an on-going agreement between Johns Hopkins Medicine and SUSTech, overseen by Johns Hopkins International. Anne participates on a multi-disciplinary consultation team that discussed scholarly resources, library services, internet technology, admissions and curriculum development.
Anne presented information about the Welch Informationist Service Model. Henian E, Director of SUSTech Library and the entire team, identified several action items and recognized the need for future collaboration.
These talks provide a solid foundation for the continued collaboration between SUSTech and Johns Hopkins Medicine, with the planning and initial development of a new medical school as the ultimate goal. You can view the Hopkins/SUSTech agreement here.