UCalgary regains accreditation in China

Disputed started when Dalai Lama visited the campus in 2009

The Chinese government is once again recognizing the University of Calgary as an accredited university. China removed the U of C from its list of recognized institutions back in 2009 after the Dalai Lama had visited the campus. Formed minister of advanced education, Doug Horner said the visit from the Tibetan spiritual leader played a “big part” in China’s decision to strike the university from its list. Horner and University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon had visited China last October and raised the “delisting” question with government officials. Before recognition was restored, many Chinese international students at the university transferred because they feared being unable to find work when they returned home, if their degrees were not recognized by their own government.