We have established very close relations with other universities around the world. These linkages give our students the chance to study at prestigious institutions on excellent programmes with highly experienced faculty. Currently we have over 350 partnerships from over 40 countries/regions. With Cornell University, we have launched a veterinary medicine programme under our College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. This programme is unique in Hong Kong and was developed in conjunction with Cornell faculty. With Columbia University, our students have the chance to study for a Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme, from both Columbia and CityU, with two years spent at each institution.