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BNUZ Delegation Visited US Partner Universities
November 22, 2011Click:

BNUZ delegation visited partner universities in the US during November 3rd – 10th, 2011 after ending their first round to universities in Canada.

For this time, BNUZ delegation visited four universities, namely Lawrence Technological University, Duquesne University, University of Maryland and Hamilton College. Achievements were made via various channels:

At Lawrence Technological University, Prof. Luis Walker, President of the university hosted a meeting with BNUZ delegation, together with Dr. Maria Vaz, provost of the university, and deans of related schools. Both parties held detailed discussions about possible cooperation in the field of science and technology. Cooperation intent had been established.

At Duquesne University, deans of related schools of the university held group meetings with BNUZ delegation, mainly discussed about Finance 2+2 Co-developing Program, Postgraduate Program, Summer School Program, and Faculty Training Program. Initiative Cooperation intent had been established. BNUZ had signed the cooperation agreement with Duquesne University in 2010, and the main purpose of this visit is to further promote the collaboration between the two parties. Duquesne University also customized a crystal souvenir to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BNUZ.

At University of Maryland, Dr. Mote, ex-president of the university, hosted group meetings with BNUZ delegation, together with Prof. Quansheng Liu, dean of Confucius institute and representatives of related schools of the university. The positive attitude of both parties had enabled solid foundation for further cooperation to be established. Prof. Quansheng Liu highly praised the achievements BNUZ has made since 2001, and he expressed his hope of a better collaboration in student and faculty exchange between the two universities.

Prof. Guangju Chen, president of BNUZ, prof. Ailan Fu, vice-president of BNUZ, Prof. Mingyuan Zhang, Dean of the School of Chinese, and Dr. Pansy Gan, Director of Office of International Affairs visited Hamilton College. They had meetings with all the university leaders, provost, and director of students’ affairs at Hamilton College, and discussed about matters of joint-establishing school. The BNUZ Delegation also toured their campus, including various teaching and living facilities. The beautiful campus and atmosphere which is full of vitality had impressed the BNUZ delegation.

Introduction to the Partner Universities

Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University is one of the US universities that have been approved by the Ministry of Education in China. Being one of the best universities in Middle West America, it has been honored as one of the best universities and research institutions in the US by US News & World Report. Founded in 1932, Lawrence Technological University is composed by College of Management, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and College of Architecture, with over 40 majors. The number of on-site student is over 5,000, among which there are 547 international students from 50 countries. The ratio of teachers to students is 1:11.

Link to Lawrence Technological

Duquesne University

Duquesne University is located in Pittsburgh, the second largest city in Pennsylvania, the US. Founded in 1878, it is a private university offering four-year education. It is also awarded one of the third level universities by US News & World Report, and ranks the 168th among all universities in the US. For many years, Duquesne University is considered as a university that concerns humanity, meets demands of individuals. The founder of Duquesne University took “service people from other countries” as the mission. Currently, the number of on-site students is 10,500.

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University of Maryland

UM, short for University of Maryland College Park, is one of the top 50 universities in the US. Founded in 1862, it is the flagship in the UM system. Also, UM is one of the 61 members in the Association of American University. It has cooperated with other famous universities like UC-Berkley, UCLA, Michigan—Ann Arbor and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (abbreviation: UIUC). Currently the numbers of on-site students and teachers are 38,500 and 2,300 respectively.

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Hamilton College:

Founded in 1812, Hamilton College is the third oldest colleges in New York, and it is one of the best colleges of arts and science in the US. Considered as a member of the association of Little Ivies, it is famous for the high quality of courses about arts and science, specifically writing and lecturing. It ranked the 20th among the US universities by USNEWS in 2009. Numbers of on-site students and teachers are 1,800 and 200 respectively, with the ratio of 9:1.

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