Chinese University, YSU Seek More Collaboration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A delegation from China’s Shandong University of Technology visited Youngstown State University last week to explore continued collaboration. The university is based in the city of Qi Culture-Zibo in the Shandong Province.

The group spent time touring campus and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, meeting with YSU President Jim Tressel and members of the International Programs Office as well as making a presentation on Shandong University of Technology to deans and department chairs.

YSU and SDUT signed a memorandum of understanding in 2017, which opened the door for faculty, staff and students from both universities to take advantage of opportunities such as visiting teachers and researchers, student mobility programs, summer camps or winter camps, partner rate scholarships, cooperative research projects and development of joint academic programs.

SDUT will send five STEM students a year to study for one year at YSU in the fall. YSU will also host a group of students from SDUT this summer.

The universities are also exploring potential collaboration in other forms, such as joint research projects, joint academic programs and a faculty and graduates teaching program at SDUT.

Shandong University of Technology was founded in 1956. It is public comprehensive university with a focus on science and engineering.

Pictured at top are leaders of Shangong University and Youngstown State University. From left: Li Na, Gao Feng, Yi Weiming, Jim Tressel, Nathan Myers, Ren Chuanbo and Zhang Hongxia.

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