On October 23, 2018, the admission officers of University of Central Oklahoma, Leeds Beckett University and the Les Roches and the Glion Institute of Higher Education visited the International Department of Beijing No.35 High School and met with the whole team of the career planning center.
After the meeting, we concluded the characteristics of each university from different countries which are listed as follows:
University of Central Oklahoma
Established in 1890, it was the first educational institution of higher education in Oklahoma developed from a 23-person normal university. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, one of the top10 safest cities in the USA by FBI, it is only a 20-minute drive from the downtown area to the university.
The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate majors, including business administration, accounting, computer, music, design, food science, actuarial science, management information, biology, physics, forensic evidence science, education, etc.
The faculty team ranks 8th in the whole country, with 461 full-time and 440 part-time professors, including 261 full professors. All professors give lectures without graduate assistants to students.
In terms of professional advantages, physical engineering, biological engineering, and computer are all certified by ABET. In US News, its school of engineering ranks 147th among the ABET certified engineering schools in the USA. It offers golf management major recognized by PGA among only 20 universities with the same recognition in the United States. The percentage of students who pass the CPA exam is the highest in the state.
When we learn about American universities, we can consider the academic strength, professional settings, association & certification and other aspects of the university rather than just the rankings. The University of Central Oklahoma has distinctive features and can provide students with unique academic experiences.
Les Roches & Glion Institute of Higher Education
The Les Roches was founded in 1954. It provides instruction in English and it is a formal hospitality university recognized by the Swiss state government.
Glion Institute of Higher Education is one of the three largest hotel management schools in the world with more than 50 years’ experience in training hotel managers. According to the 2018QS Global University Rankings, Glion ranked the 1st of the “Employer Satisfaction” in the Global Hospitality Management Institution. In 2015, Glion won the “Best Hospitality Management School in the World”.
Through the conversation with the admission representative, we learned that the two universities are sister schools and they share the same educational philosophy that education is not limited to the content of the course, but also focuses on the creativity, work spirit, and leadership which are critical factors that would impact the future career. Therefore, students of the two universities are exposed to a broad range of courses covering the inter-related areas of the hospitality industry, by means of theoretical and practical work within the School and by regular periods of internship in recognized hotels, restaurants or related institutions. Students’ intellectual abilities are further developed through the general education component of the undergraduate programs. It is worth mentioning that the graduates from both universities are not only engaged in the hospitality industry, but also in various fields, such as accounting firms, luxury management, airlines, and FMCG industries.
The two universities are fantastic choices for students who want to engage in hospitality management, luxury management, and event management in the future. It is required to provide a high school diploma and corresponding language scores. For details, please refer to the official website of the two universities.
Leeds Beckett University
英国利兹贝克特大学的副校长Jeanne Keay以及国际办公室Joe Rossiter昨日来访我校，与我校校长们深入探讨的同时，也为同学们带来了精彩的宣讲。
Yesterday, the vice chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, Pro. Jeanne Keay, and the international officer, Joe Rossiter, visited our school. While having in-depth discussions with the principals of our school, they also gave a wonderful lecture to the students.
The university traces its roots to 1824 when the Leeds Mechanics Institute was founded. In 1992 it was renamed as Leeds Metropolitan University. Then in 2013, it was announced that the Board of Governors had applied to the Privy Council to change the name to Leeds Beckett University.
Nowadays, Leeds Beckett University is open to the world and has nearly 30,000 students, including international students from more than 100 countries. Leeds Beckett University offers several different levels of English language courses throughout the year to help international students improve their English language skills. Free English language support is also available after enrollment in the university. The degree from Leeds Beckett University is internationally recognized. Leeds Beckett University in broad, such as accounting and finance, acupuncture, animation production, construction technology, biological medicine, construction surveying, commerce and modern languages, business management, economic information system, criminology and psychology, dance, design science, English literature, project management, health care, history, tourism business management, law, marketing, nursing, physical therapy, elementary education, the performing arts, sociology, youth work and community development and so on. Leeds Beckett University has a well-resourced library, first-class computer facilities, audio-visual and media facilities, etc., which fully supports students in their studies. The school also ensures that students are provided with the best accommodation in the UK.
After visiting the main campus and international department, Pro. Jeanne Keay is amazed by the facilities we provide for our student as a public high school. She also welcomes our students applying for Leeds Beckett University, and for the participants in the activity, she gave each student presented a Leeds Beckett University hoddie as a gift.
Leeds Beckett University is a member university of NCUK, which can apply by joining the IFY program of the International Department of No. 35 High School (ZIA). Other specific information about the university can also be found on the university's official website: