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The University of Sydney and SIPHRD sign an MOU to facilitate internships for University of Sydney students

November 11, 2017

The University of Sydney and the Suzhou Industrial Park Human Resources Development Co., Ltd. (SIPHRD) have entered into a partnership to help place University of Sydney students in key SIP-based companies and enterprises as part of an internship/mentoring initiative.

Professor Philippa Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), the University of Sydney, and Ms. Shen Yingyan, General Manager, Suzhou Industrial Park Human Resources Development Co., Ltd. signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of both parties at the Centre in China in Suzhou on 10 November, 2017.

Mr. Ding Lixin, Vice Chairman of Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC) who attended the signing expressed his support for this initiative which he hoped would see many Univesity of Sydney students gaining valuable experience within the Suzhou Industrial Park.

The internship program will be managed by the University of Sydney, the Centre in China and SIPHRD. SIPHRD will select 3-6-month intern positions from a wide range of companies in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), and the University of Sydney will nominate suitable students for corresponding positions, while the Centre in China will provide necessary support and service as the bridge between the University and SIPHRD.

The collaboration between the University of Sydney and SIPHRD promises to help realize the University of Sydney’s strategic objective to send 50% of its students on overseas experiences by 2020, as well as benefit the SIP by bringing more high-end and more diverse talents to its modernization drive. The initiative will also enhance the links between the SIP and the University of Sydney to explore more cooperation opportunities on student programs.

Founded in May 1995 under the authorization of SIPAC, SIPHRD is a professional human resources institution engaged in HR consultation, management and services, and has now become the first-choice for HR service in SIP.

The conclusion of the MOU marks a major achievement of the Centre in China’s continuous efforts to support student mobility, internships and mentoring programs since it was officially launched on 11 November, 2016.

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