Delegates from China Visit ConcordiaFOR MORE INFORMATION:
MARK KREJCI, Provost and Dean of the College
ROGER DEGERMAN, Senior Director for Communications and Marketing
DELEGATES FROM CHINA VISIT CONCORDIA TO
SIGN EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENT
Representatives from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and the Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) located in Chongqing, China, will meet to sign an educational agreement at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Morrie Jones Conference Center in Concordia's Knutson Campus Center.
SISU Vice President Wang Lu and Assistant Dean of the Business School Jiang Li will be at Concordia to sign an agreement expanding ties between the schools. Provost Mark Krejci will join them at the signing ceremony. Concordia students currently have the opportunity to study at SISU, one of the first three universities in China allowed to teach foreign languages. The new agreement will allow students from SISU to apply to attend Concordia.
Concordia, a leader in global education, has ties with several international universities. Adding students from SISU will enhance the cultural exchange between Concordia and China. SISU is known for programs in international business and international relations.
"Concordia already leads the way regionally in providing opportunities for students who wish to learn about China," says Dr. Kenneth Foster, director of Concordia's global studies program. "This new agreement shows how the college is continuing to pursue innovative partnerships that benefit students."
Concordia offers a major in Chinese and has an exchange agreement with United International College in Zhuhai, China. Concordia also is one of 50 sites for the annual China Town Hall, a national event sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.