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Chancellor Schmidt signs new partnership agreement with Changshu Institute of Technology

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt met with finance students at the Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT) in China on November 16. While there he signed an agreement with CIT President Zhu that will create new opportunities for collaboration between the two universities. Other members of the UW-Eau Claire delegation included Dr. Mary Hoffman, associate vice chancellor, Dr. Raj Aroskar, chair of the department of accounting and finance, and Dr. Jack Tan, chair of the department of computer science (not pictured). 

“I am pleased to expand our international partnerships so that more students from Changshu Institute of Technology can have the opportunity to learn at UW-Eau Claire and to become Blugolds,” Chancellor Schmidt said. “This agreement also paves the way for UW-Eau Claire faculty to teach at CIT, beginning this coming summer.” The students pictured above plan to study at UW-Eau Claire in spring 2018.

The agreement will enable Chinese students to attend UW-Eau Claire for two years to study finance or computer science. Chinese students will take three semesters at Changshu Institute of Technology, four semesters at UW-Eau Claire and conclude their studies with one semester at CIT, earning them a joint degree from both institutions.

In addition to visiting CIT, Chancellor Schmidt is a featured speaker in honor of Jinan University’s 110th anniversary and will also visit partner institution Huaqiao University while in China.


Chancellor James Schmidt with CIT President Zhu. Dr. Mary Hoffman, Vice President Zhen, and Vice President Xu are pictured in the second row.