Partnerships offers new opportunities in China

May 4, 2017
Shanghai visit

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – New partnerships are providing opportunities for collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and several institutions in China. Opportunities being explored include student and faculty exchange programs; custom summer English language programs; short-term, faculty-led programs; and agreements for students to participate in the Master of Science in Computer Science program at UW-Platteville.

Over the past academic year, UW-Platteville officials have signed collaboration agreements with the following universities: Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China; Northeast Electric Power University, Jilin City, China; Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China; Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, Zigong, Sichuan, China; and Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Sichuan, China.

Last month, a delegation from Shanghai Second Polytechnic University visited UW-Platteville to sign a memorandum of intent and discuss opportunities. This partnership, in particular, will offer opportunities for UW-Platteville students to study at the institution in Shanghai, because much of its coursework is also offered in English.

“Strategic international partnerships have become a key element of higher education today,” said Donna Anderson, director of International Programs at UW-Platteville. “Active engagement with the rest of the world is necessary to prepare students for the larger world in which they will live and work. Expanding our institutional partnerships in China will help us meet this need.”

According to Anderson, the increase in collaborations with institutions in China comes partly as a result of the Chinese government’s recent emphasis on the internationalization of its higher education institutions. Also, according to Anderson, UW-Platteville has the capacity for increased international student participation right now, and is looking to grow the number of Chinese degree-seeking students.

Written by: Alison Parkins, University Relations Specialist, Communications, 608-342-1194, parkinsal@uwplatt.edu

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