International Academic Cooperation with Mainland or Overseas Institutions
Since its founding, Shue Yan College has established affiliation and relations with American and Canadian universities. With a view to promoting cultural exchange, the College and the Northeast Louisiana State University have since 1972 been jointly conducting credit-bearing summer courses in Business Management, Accountancy, and Sociology on Shue Yan campus. Courses in Sociology were also conducted jointly with the Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1974. Credits earned from these courses are recognized by American universities and approved by the Board of Education in the U.S.A.
The first trans-Pacific summer course which started in 1972 was described by South China Morning Post as "a great success" and elicited favourable comments from other leading newspapers for its contribution to the understanding of some of the problems facing the U.S. and Hong Kong. Over the years these courses have undoubtedly made their academic and cultural contributions and enriched the experience of the student participants as well as the visiting professors. In view of these achievements, the College has spared no effort to develop the programmes of academic cooperation accordingly.
The cooperative Master of Business Administration Programme with the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly known as Northest Louisiana University was started in the summer of 1979.
In view of the growing demand for social work personnel with advanced competence in Hong Kong, Shue Yan has established a new academic cooperation with the School of Social Work of the University of Alabama and the Master of Social Work Degree Programme part one was started in May 1981. Graduates who achieved the MSW degree by the University of Alabama have earned recognition of their professional qualifications from social welfare agencies as well as the Hong Kong Government's Social Welfare Department. They are eligible to apply for registration as registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board.
In 1988 a U.K. academic cooperation was launched, namely B.A./B.Sc. (Honours) in Economics with the University of Leicester.
Besides, a Master's Degree programme in History of Modern and Contemporary China had been offered jointly with Peking University since 1994. The Beijing Language and Culture University and Hong Kong Shue Yan University Cooperative Chinese Doctoral Degree Programme had been successfully launched in September 2015. All these programmes were also approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC.