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CILIP’s third Chinese accreditation at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

20 January 2020  
Posted by: Helen Berry
CILIP’s third Chinese accreditation at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST)

The information management and information systems undergraduate programme from the School of Management Science and Engineering at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology in Central China has been accredited by CILIP. The Bachelor of Science programme in Information Management & Information Systems is a welcome addition to CILIP’s accredited programmes in Chinese and provides solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the information and data professions.

Helen Berry, CILIP’s Development Officer for Learning Providers said “We are delighted to welcome our third provider in mainland China offering more CILIP accredited programmes taught in Chinese. Our expanding overseas family offers quality assurance for learners pursuing careers in the wide range of information and knowledge fields.”

Independent assessor, Professor Diane Sonnenwald, commented particularly on the clear commitment to quality teaching, the outreach with industry which results an excellent range of career opportunities for the students, and continued seeking and acting upon student feedback to provide continuous improvement.

Dr Li Beiqun, President of the University was delighted at the successful outcome.

The NUIST major of information management and information systems is based on meteorological data collection and analysis, meteorological information system analysis and design, and meteorological information service. It is the only high-level major of information management and information system with meteorological characteristics in China and is rated first class within the province. The department is the third CILIP accredited learning provider in mainland China following Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou and Nanjing Agricultural University.

CILIP’s learning provider accreditation is designed to help students choose library, information and archive career programmes that cover the essential skills and knowledge, and have been rigorously assessed. Programmes are assessed using the CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base which identifies the core knowledge and skills of the profession. The PKSB is a flexible and practical tool which has been designed to be straight forward and comprehensive in order to capture the many different types of skills and knowledge that are expected of a modern information professional.

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Notes to Editors About CILIP

CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for information specialists, librarians and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom with roots going back to 1877. It is the second largest in the world and the only one with a Royal Charter. Its publishing arm, Facet, is the publisher of choice for the information profession.

CILIP has a strong international focus and welcomes members from all over the world with an interest in the sector.

About Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Nanjing University of Science and Technology is a multi-disciplinary university, comprising academic fields including science, engineering, liberal arts, economics, business, management, law and education. In addition, it encompasses a wide array of centres, institutes, programs, and administrative support offices. It carries on its education and research on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in 15 schools, led by a total of 70 undergraduate majors, 116 master programs and 49 doctoral programs, and 14 Post-doctoral research stations. It was founded in 1960, renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004, was designated as one of the national key institutions of higher education in 1978. It is on the list of China’s "Double First-class" construction universities and disciplines as well as Jiangsu high-level universities.

The School of Management Science and Engineering is named after the leading discipline of management science and engineering in the University. The School focuses on social demands on higher education, constantly optimizes the educational environment and has cultivated a large number of innovative, versatile and applied talents for Jiangsu province, Yangtze delta area and other areas of China. It has established cooperative relationships with over 50 famous overseas universities and colleges from 15 countries and regions including Yale University, the University of Manchester, the University of Reading and the University of Hamburg. It is currently applying for iSchool status.

About CILIP Accreditation for Learning Providers

There are currently 26 CILIP accredited Learning Providers offering 96 programmes and 5 stand-alone modules in a broad range of information related subjects from Data Science to Museums and Gallery Practice.

Published: 20 January 2020

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