Our Sister City relationship has had significant impact on international education exchanges between Bundaberg and Nanning.
Bundaberg State High School has two sister schools in Nanning, namely the Nanning No 8 High School and the Nanning No 4 Vocational High School. BSHS is hoping to host study tour students from both sister schools in the near future.
TAFE Queensland East Coast (formerly Wide Bay TAFE) established a Sister College relationship with Nanning Vocational and Technical College in 2011. The leaders from both institutions have conducted several reciprocal visits to discuss cooperative vocational education and training programs.
In June 2014, Guangxi University (GXU), the largest comprehensive university in Guangxi Province, hosted an Education Delegation led by Professor Andrew Bridges, Associate Vice Chancellor (Wide Bay and Burnett) of CQUniversity. Situated in the heart of Nanning City, GXU is one of the most prestigious universities in China with a total student population over 80,000.
The two universities signed an Academic Co-operation Agreement which will see a number of English study tour groups from GXU to CQU Bundaberg in 2015 and beyond. 25 students and teachers of each group will be based at the Bundaberg campus for three weeks. The exchange will contribute to the growth of local economy in a number of areas such as accommodation, retail, agriculture and tourism.