Humber continues to expand and enhance international partnerships and collaborations. Partnership focus is on high-level academic exchanges that provide students with in-depth cross-cultural experiences.
Initiated in 1996 the Ningbo – Humber Joint Partnership program is Humber’s longest standing international partnership. Over the past 16 years the program has grown from 10 students in its first year to 100 students in 2011. The first two years of the joint educational program are completed at Ningbo University in Ningbo China where core business courses in the second year are taught by Humber faculty. For the third year of the program students come to Humber to complete their diploma with participation in a number of field trips to Canadian businesses.
The Jimei – Humber Joint Program began in 2005 through discussions to launch a 2 +1 program in logistics. Through further investigation and market evaluation the program launched in International Business in 2006 with students coming to Humber for the first time in 2008. Similar to the Ningbo partnership program students completed the first two years of the program at Jimei University where core courses in the second year are taught by Humber faculty. For the third year of the program students came to Humber to complete their diploma. The program is currently being revamped to meet the current needs of Jimei students with a relaunch date for Fall 2018.
In 2016, Humber’s School of Social and Community Services developed a joint program with the Nanjing Forest Police College, located in Nanjing, China. Students in their second year at the Nanjing Forest Police College will complete one semester of their studies at Humber College. Taking courses in Crime Scene Investigation, Police Foundations, and English Language studies students have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of basic crime scene investigation skills and techniques and are exposed to the Canadian justice and college system. In the fall 2017 semester, the School of Social and Community Services hosted the first cohort of 25 students.
The program is jointly administered by Humber and the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality & Tourism (NKUHT), Taiwan, and provides students with the opportunity to live learn and work in two distinct parts of the world, studying business practices and gaining exposure to international tourism and hospitality industries.