The University of Northampton
The University of Northampton (UN) is situated in the heart of England and offers various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University is globally renowned in subject specialisms such as Wastes Management, Leather Technology, Fashion and Teacher Education and Inclusion. In 2012 UoN recognised as England’s No 1 University for employability and as part of the University’s new strategy, it aims to be the top university in the UK for social enterprise by 2015. UoN’s social enterprise strategy is based on a desire to be distinctive, forward-thinking and responsible. The University strategy is unique; it is the only university taking an institutional and holistic approach integrating social enterprise into the student offer, into teaching and learning and research, and working with local authorities, businesses and the wider community, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Beijing Normal University
Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a history of more than 100 years, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. The University has developed from the Faculty of Education, Capital Metropolitan University established in 1902 under the concept of Establish school, prioritize teacher education，which initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. After several times of merging and reforming since 1949, especially in the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development. The University’s history is an epitome of the development of modern teacher training and Chinese higher education. Beijing Normal University lays great emphasis on exchange and cooperation with educational institutions nationally, regionally and internationally, making every endeavour to pursue the global prestige.