Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

U of Windsor’s Master’s Biotechnology Program Targets Foreign Students

The University of Windsor is opening their doors to foreign students and offering a new Master’s Biotechnology Program to Chinese and Indian students.

The program is, of course, open to anyone, but the curriculum was tailor-made for students from China and India.

“It is open, I’m not saying Canadians can’t take it, but we’re not expecting Canadians to take it,” said chemistry professor Bulent Mutus to the Windsor Star. Mutus will be one of the new program’s first teachers, as it welcomes its first class in 2012.

International students already have a large presence on the University of Windsor’s campus. Officials say there are around 1,700 students studying on student visas, making up around10 per cent of the student body.

Tuition for the new program is expected to be anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000 for four semesters.

Biotechnology has been identified as one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada, however many firms say they lack the human capital and the skills to meet the rising demand.

“The secret of a really good institution is to be able to respond to important needs and that’s what this program does,” said Mutus.

“You have to stay relevant.”

Schools mentioned: The University of Windsor

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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