With the increasing interaction between U.S. and China higher education systems, more Chinese higher education administrators are coming to the United States to learn from U.S. higher education institutions.

web_pic2_scutTrainees from SCUT and Meredith McQuaid, the Associate VP of Office of International Programs, University of Minnesota.

In the past two months, 20 senior administrators from South China University of Technology (SCUT) and 12 senior administrators from China Nanchang University participated in the “Higher Education Administration Training Program” organized by the University of Minnesota China Center Mingda Institute for Leadership Training.

During the three-week training program, Chinese higher education administrators had opportunities to communicate with administrators and faculties from different areas including administrative management, human resources management, admission policy, university foundation operations, and public relations management. “We got a better understanding how U.S. universities operates, especially for hiring, evaluating and promoting faculties and staff.” Dr. Zhiqiang Wu said, the Dean of graduate school at Nanchang University.

Trainees from Nanchang University and officers from the admission office at the University of Minnesota. web_pic1_nanchang_university

More than 2,000 Chinese governors and nearly 1,000 Chinese higher education administrators and faculties have graduated from Mingda Institute for Leadership Training programs. This fall, Mingda Institute for Leadership Training will host 12 training programs including five delegations from Chinese Education Ministry. “It is so important for our administrators to communicate and learn from U.S. universities, thanks to University of Minnesota China Center, we built a bridge for the more cooperation opportunity between U.S. and China education system.” Mr. Zhang said, the vice president of SCUT.


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