Expanding Ties With China
Nov 02, 2011Concordia expanded its connections to China by securing an educational agreement with a university in Chongqing, China.
Delegates from Sichuan International Studies University visited Concordia Nov. 2 to participate in a signing ceremony with Provost Mark Krejci and Steve Schuetz, vice president for Enrollment.
The new agreement allows students from SISU to apply to attend Concordia. Concordia students currently have the opportunity to study at SISU, one of the first three universities in China allowed to teach foreign languages.
"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 has ties with several international universities, including another one in China, United International College in Zhuhai. Adding students from SISU will enhance the cultural exchange between Concordia and China.
SISU is known for programs in international business and international relations. Delegates from the Chinese university say Concordia will be a good option for their students.
"When I get back to my university, I will tell students this is your best choice to come to Concordia," says Lunan Wang, vice president of SISU.