By Justina Forsythe, Jensine Hoeben, Hattie Kane, and Becky Robert
RELEASED: November 19, 2010
The Chinese 1+2+1 program, created in 2007 through the Center for International Education, continues to increase and impact UW-Eau Claire in many ways. Students who participate in the program are able to earn dual degrees from their home university as well as UW-Eau Claire, and faculty are able to come to the U.S. to either teach or conduct research. The first and fourth years, (1’s), are spent in a Chinese university. The second and third years, (2), are spent in a United States university.
Currently, the Marketing and Management Department as well as the Accounting and Finance Department are hosting three professors who are here through the 1+2+1 program from China: Kairui Lui, Lu Yu, and Benbo Li. All three are facilitated through the China Center for International Educational Exchange, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and UW-Eau Claire. We interviewed two of the three professors who are participating in the program.
Kairui Lui, originally from Xi’an city, is Head of the Finance Division and Dean of the Finance Department at Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU). He is visiting under the Finance and Accounting Department at UW-Eau Claire. Kairui Lui obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Shaanix Institute of Finance and Economics, his Masters from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and his Ph.D from Xi’an Jiatong University. Although the 1+2+1 program seemed to have been mainly for students, Lui has participated through teaching a self-study on the accounting culture, and taking classes on the subject (Lui, 2010).
Lu Yu, another visiting professor in the Finance and Accounting Department, has a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the UK. She worked as a lecturer in Nanyang Normal University for four years. Currently, she is teaching classes in the Accounting (Principles of Accounting) and Finance departments (International Finance) to understand the differences in teaching styles and student behaviors in the classroom. She believes the original role of the 1+2+1 program is to provide an opportunity for Chinese students to study in the United States. Through this program, she has strengthened her international communication skills, and believes the experience of this program has impacted her life. (Yu, 2010)
The 1+2+1 program provides a bridge of opportunity between American and Chinese universities. Lu Yu states, “I think it [1+2+1 program] improves cultural understanding between two countries. Students from our two countries can better communicate with each other.”
By internationalizing our curriculum through global interactions, our cultural horizon broadens. UW-Eau Claire embraces these opportunities to create lifelong academic relationships with China through the 1+2+1 program. If you have any further questions about the China 1+2+1 program or need any additional information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Center for International Education.
Exchange Program with Chinese Universities
RELEASED: Aug. 24, 2009
Students from China attending UW-Eau Claire this year through the China 1+2+1 exchange program were photographed with Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. Pictured are (front row, from left) An Wenjuan, Xie Yuchen, Xun Qi, Yang Yan; (middle row, from left) Levin-Stankevich, Ji Wenchu, Liu Lin, Chen Site, Chen Yunru; and (back row, from left) Zhang Xunyan, Xie Tian, Cao Junbin and Yang Hui. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Bill Hoepner)
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich visited with the new Chinese students attending UW-Eau Claire for the 2009-10 academic year as participants in the China 1+2+1 exchange program. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Bill Hoepner)
EAU CLAIRE — In its second year at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, enrollment in the international exchange program China 1+2+1 has increased threefold.
In 2007, UW-Eau Claire was accepted into China 1+2+1, a program that allows students from China to earn dual degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home institution in China. Last year, four students participated in the program. This year, 12 students from eight Chinese universities arrived on campus Aug. 15.
"This increase is in keeping with our original goals for the program," said Karl Markgraf, director of international education at UW-Eau Claire. "We intended to keep the program small in the first year and increase this year."
To achieve this increase, the program was opened to all majors this year, rather than the few that were available in the first year. Also, new recruitment tools were developed, including a Chinese-language promotional video that can be viewed on UW-Eau Claire's YouTube channel.
Students enrolled in the China 1+2+1 Partnership Program — facilitated through the China Center for International Educational Exchange and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities — spend a year at a Chinese university, study at UW-Eau Claire for two years and return to the institution in China for their final year. After completing all program requirements at both institutions, students will receive degrees from both UW-Eau Claire and the institution in China.
"It's a wonderful program that brings American and Chinese universities together to help Chinese students better access higher education in the United States," Markgraf said.
Students attending UW-Eau Claire beginning this fall through the China 1+2+1 program, as well as their Chinese universities and areas of study, are as follows: Cao Junbin, Hefei University of Technology, physics; Liu Lin, Hefei University of Technology, finance; Sun Qui and Ji Wenchu, Hainan University, finance; Chen Yunru, Hainan University, accounting;. Xie Tian, Kunming University of Science and Technology, chemistry; Xie Yuchen, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, accounting; Chen Site, Henan University of Technology, accounting; Yang Yan, Ningbo University of Technology, accounting; Yang Hui, Ningbo University of Technology, information systems; Zhang Xunyang, Nanyang Normal University, communication and journalism; and An WenJuan, Long Dong University, finance.
In addition to the 12 students, two professors from China 1+2+1 partner universities will visit UW-Eau Claire to pursue their own research goals. The department of computer science will host XiaoYing Wang from Changshu Institute of Technology, and the accounting department will host Changhui Yang from Hefei Institute of Technology.
Meet the First 1+2+1 Students (2008 Cohort)
(From Left to Right)
Yifei Xu, Nanjing University of Technology
Dr. Karl Markgraf, Director, Center for International Education
Xi Lin, Hefei University of Technology
Yuan Tang, Changshu Institute of Technology
Yifan Zhang, Changshu Institute of Technology
UW-Eau Claire Signs Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program Agreement in Nanjing-June, 2008
The Chinese 1+2+1 Partnership Program is facilitated through the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in collaboration with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Students enrolled in the China 1+2+1 Partnership Program will spend a year at a Chinese university, study at UW-Eau Claire for two years and return to the institution in China for their final year. After completing all program requirements at both institutions, students will receive bachelor's degrees from UW-Eau Claire and the institution in China.
Currently, UW-Eau Claire has agreement with 16 Chinese universities (link) and will begin welcoming the 1+2+1 students to our campus in the fall of 2008.
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Chinese Delegates Visit UW-Eau Claire on November 28, 2007
Delegates from several Chinese universities visited UW-Eau Claire Nov. 28 to learn about the university and its academic programs. The visit followed UW-Eau Claire's recent acceptance into the prestigious China 1-2-1 Partnership Program, which will allow Chinese students to earn dual degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home institutions in China. More information. See several photos from the visit below.
Dr. Huamin Liu, vice president of Changshu Institute of Technology, talked during a breakfast reception with Dr. Larry Solberg, associate dean in UW-Eau Claire's College of Education and Human Sciences.
Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich accepted gifts from, left, Zaofeng Wu, deputy secretary-general of the China Education Association for International Exchange, and, right, Jianning Hua, chief manager of the Sino-American Cooperation and Exchange Office of the China Center for International Educational Exchange. Below, Dr. Thomas Hilton, UW-Eau Claire professor and chair of the information systems department, visited with members of the Chinese delegation in the new Cargill Collaboration Center in Schneider Hall.