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Media Memo: Chinese Delegation Visiting Campus Nov. 28

TO: News/Assignment Editors and Directors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume

DATE: Nov. 27, 2007

SUBJECT: Chinese Delegation Visiting Campus Nov. 28

Delegates from several Chinese universities will visit UW-Eau Claire Nov. 28 to learn about the university and its academic programs.

UW-Eau Claire was accepted into the prestigious China 1-2-1 Partnership Program, a program that will allow Chinese students to earn dual degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home institution in China.

In June, UW-Eau Claire representatives signed agreements with 16 Chinese universities that will begin sending students to UW-Eau Claire in fall 2008. The delegates visiting campus this week represent many of those universities.

Students in the program will spend a year at a Chinese university, study at UW-Eau Claire for two years and return to China for one year. They must complete requirements at both institutions to receive bachelor's degrees from the two schools.

Students must major in areas of study approved by UW-Eau Claire and their home institution. To-date, approved majors are computer science, information systems, physics, mathematics, chemistry or kinesiology. More majors may be added later.

The visiting delegation includes 11 representatives of Inner Mongolia University, Zhengzhou Institute of Light Technology, Henan Polytechnic University, Changshu Institute of Technology, Nanyang Normal University, China Education Association for International Exchange and the China Center for International Educational Exchange.

The delegates' Nov. 28 schedule includes:

  • Reception hosted by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven Tallant, 7:30-9 a.m. in the Dulany, Davies Center.
  • Tour of information systems labs, Davies Center and various departments, 9-11 a.m.
  • China Center for International Educational Exchange presentation on the 1-2-1 program, 11 a.m.-noon, Eagle Room, Davies Center.
  • Luncheon with chairs of the departments offering majors through the program, noon-1:30 p.m., Dulany, Davies Center.
  • Tour of upper campus, 1:30-3 p.m.

The China 1-2-1 program is facilitated through the China Center for International Educational Exchange and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the U.S. State Department

For details about the program and/or Wednesday's visit, contact Shu-Chuan Cheng, the Chinese programs coordinator for the Center for International Education, at 715-836-3957 or chengshu@uwec.edu.

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