A recent trip to China by DSU President Harry Lee Williams and other University officials has resulted in a significant expansion of formal collaboration agreements with six institutions in that Far East country.
During the June 18-27 trip, the DSU president signed memorandums of cooperation in China with Ningbo University, Ningbo University of Technology, Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Languages Institute, the College of Arts and Science of Beijing Union University and Huangshan University.
The Memorandums of Cooperation facilitate joint research and teaching activities, student and faculty exchanges, study abroad opportunities, collaborations in professional training and the development of academic staff, as well as the exchange of pedagogical materials and other academic information for education and research.
Dr. Williams also signed cooperative agreements with Changchun University of Science and Technology for student exchanges and the framework for their enrollment at DSU with Changchun University of Science and Technology.
“The DSU American Culture Program will provide Chinese students with the opportunity to learn more about our great country and university,” said DSU President Harry Lee Williams. “I am pleased that we are planning to have more than 30 students in the fall enrolled in this program.”
Dr. Williams added that DSU’s efforts in China will also yield 15 regular degree seeking students for the fall 2010 class.
With the recent new establishment of relationships, DSU new has formal collaborative agreements with 16 institutions of higher education in China. In addition to the recent pacts, DSU also has existing formal relationships with Jilin University, Hefei University of Technology, Beijing Language and Culture University, Yantai University, Zhejiang University City College, Dalian University of Technology, Beijing Sports University, Hunan Normal University, Jishou University, as well as the Jilin Business and Technology College.
Dr. Williams was joined on the trip by Dr. Fengshan Liu, interim assistant vice president of DSU International Affairs; and Dr. Li Chen, chair of the Department of Sports Science.
Dr. Liu, who also served as DSU’s interpreter in China, also accompanied another DSU delegation for talks with several other institutions on June 8-17. Representing DSU in those talks were Dr. Youngski Kwak, interim dean of the College of Business; Candace Moore, assistant to the vice president for International Affairs; and Germaine Scott Cheatham, director of Admissions.
The June 8-17 delegation interviewed students, held a press conference and met with five universities to discuss recruitment collaborations.