Institute to institute partnerships offer many benefits for students and staff at both institutions, including lower costs for students and professional development for teachers.
The new area is headed by the Dean of International Curriculum and supported by a coordinator and a Chinese Liaison. John Inglis, former teacher, and manager of Applied Business, Adventure Tourism and English was appointed to this new role. John Inglis has been involved with the China programme since its inception in 2004, was one of the first NMIT teachers to deliver courses in China in 2006 and has visited China many times since.
In 2023, John was also appointed Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhejiang Province for his services to the university in teaching and assisting with international relations.
Coordinator: Ethan Xu is a native Chinese speaker based at NMIT in Nelson. His role is to facilitate all administrative matters, including liaising with academic programme and teaching staff, administration of results and enrolments.
China Liaison: Yang Naiqi is a Chinese citizen who has been instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of partnerships between NMIT and Chinese Partners including GDPI since the programme inception. She is also responsible for advising and assisting Chinese students on visa applications required to complete their study at NMIT.