Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professor Pingzhi Fan, Vice President and Professor Yanjun Qiu, Dean for International Education of Southwest Jiaotong University of China visited Hofstra University on July 28, 2013 to discuss the possibility of a joint academic program (3+2) in Physical Medics and TESOL.


Professor James Jian-Min Sun, Chair of the   Psychology Department, and Professor Wenxia Zhou, Assistant Dean for the School of Labor and Human Resources at Renmin University of China, visited Hofstra University on August 16, 2013. They had a meeting with Professor Comila Shahani-Denning, Director of the M.A. program in Industrial & Organizational (I/O) Psychology and Professor Terri Shapiro, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment to establish the articulation agreement for the joint academic program in  in I/O Psychology between Hofstra and Renmin University. 

Professor Dehua Liu from Tsinghua University, Ms. Liya Dong and Mr. Haoyuan Qin from Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) China visited Hofstra University


Professor Dehua Liu, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Ms. Liya Dong, Deputy Director-General and Mr. Haoyuan Qin from MOST China and Dr. Xinli Zhao, counselor of People’s Republic of China Mission to the United Nations visited Hofstra University on July 19, 2013 to explore the possible research collaboration in sustainable studies between Hofstra and Tsinghua University.
 

 

Hofstra Partners With Chinese Universities for Student Exchange & Dual Degree Programs


Hofstra University is launching academic partnerships with three leading Chinese universities that will establish student exchange and dual degree programs to improve the institutions’ international reach and better prepare students to succeed in a global economy.
The agreements with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), were the result of a week-long trip to China by Hofstra officials earlier this month and come just weeks after Hofstra announced a similar partnership with Changwon National University (CWNU) in South Korea.
Herman Berliner, Hofstra Provost, Bernard Firestone, Dean of Hostra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Ying Qiu, DIrector of Hofstra’s Asia Center participate in a signing ceremony with officials from Xi’an Jiaotong University
“Because universities form part of a global knowledge and research community, Hofstra and its academic partners in China can play leadership roles in promoting the kind of cooperation between the United States and China that is essential to economic progress in the twenty-first century,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, who commissioned the trip to China. “We welcome the opportunity to work with these universities in a number of mutually beneficial projects.”

The exchange student agreement allows each university to send three students for up to a full academic year to a partner institution, with participating students’ tuition and other applicable fees paid to their home university.

The universities also signed articulation agreements that permit Chinese business economics students to spend their final two years at Hofstra, earning degrees from their home institution and Hofstra. There is also a provision for a five-year dual degree program in industrial/organizational psychology (Chinese bachelor’s degree/Hofstra master’s degree) in which Chinese students spend three years at their home university and two years at Hofstra.

The Hofstra delegation included Herman Berliner, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Dean Bernard Firestone of Hofstra College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Ying Qiu, Director of the Asia Center. During their trip, they also visited other partner universities and a research institute, including China Renmin (People’s) University, Hainan University, National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) and Qiongzhou University in Beijing, Haikou and Sanya. The delegates explored collaborative teaching, research, and exchange opportunities as well as recruitment of talented students from China to Hofstra.

“The U.S.-China relationship will shape the 21st Century,” Provost Berliner said. “The need for Americans to gain greater exposure to and understanding of China is clear. We need to prepare our students with a global vision. Both Hofstra and our Chinese partners are rising and ambitious universities that have a global vision, so it makes sense for us to build such connections.”

Founded in 1896, Xi’an Jiaotong University, regarded as one of China’s nine “Ivy League” universities, is one of the country’s oldest institutions of higher learning, with about 30,000 full-time students located in the ancient Chinese capital city of Xi’an, the starting point of the ancient silk road and home to the terracotta warriors and horses, one of the eight wonders of the ancient world.

“The partnership will help our students to have a better understanding of China and USA, two of the most important countries in the world, as well as develop (in students) a global perspective,” said Wang Jianhua, chairman of the XJTU Council. “The exchange students agreement and articulation agreement will serve as start of concrete and meaningful cooperation between the universities.”
Beijing Normal University, established in 1902 with about 22,000 students, is acknowledged as one of the nation’s top ten universities, renowned for teacher education, science education, and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences.

With an enrollment of 20,000, Xi’an International Studies University is one of the earliest four institutions of higher learning in China to offer foreign languages. It is also the only government-run institution of to offer foreign languages in Xi’an, a city of 8 million people.

“The partnership will help our students to have a better understanding of China and USA, two of the most important countries in the world, as well as develop (in students) a global perspective,” said Wang Jianhua, chairman of the XJTU Council. “The exchange students agreement and articulation agreement will serve as start of concrete and meaningful cooperation between the universities.”






  

 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Officer of US Affairs from the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges in XJTU visits Hofstra



Mr. Wang Peng, Officer for US Affairs, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, paid a visit to Hofstra University on May 26. Hofstra and XJTU will sign an exchange student agreement and establish a joint academic program (3+2) in I/O Psychology articulation agreement on June 9, 2013. The purpose of Mr. Wang’s trip to Hofstra is to help the students at XJTU to have a better understanding of Hofstra before the formal launch of the exchange student program and the 3+2 joint academic program.

“I was deeply impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities that Hofstra University has provided to its students. In addition, the easy access to the commercial, financial, entertainment, fashion and research center of the world – New York City, made Hofstra an attractive university for Chinese students….” as commented by Mr. Wang.

XJTU is one of China's oldest institutions of higher learning, and has been regarded as one of the top ten universities in the country. Founded in Shanghai in 1896 as Nanyang Public, it was renamed Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1921. Today, XJTU is a comprehensive research university offering programs in many areas—science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy, education, etc. It includes 23 schools, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. XJTU has a faculty and staff of about 5600, of which 2686 are full-time teachers, including over 1500 professors and associate professors. XJTU has a current enrollment of about 30,000 full-time students, including over 13,000 masters and doctoral candidates. The university offers 78 undergraduate majors, and awards master degrees in 242 disciplines and doctorate degrees in 154.

XJTU has extensive ties to the world of international scholarship and research. Fourteen Nobel laureates, one Fields Prize winner and over 2000 foreign professors have been invited to the campus to lecture. Over 17,000 scholars, CEOs, and high-level government officials from around the world have been involved in exchanges or other kinds of collaborative activity with the university.
Xi'an Jiatong University, which is located in the city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, has three campuses: the Xingqing campus, the Yanta campus and the Qujiang campus, covering a total area of 256.78 hectares. 


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

President of China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) New York Ltd and Counselor of Chinese Mission to the United Nations visit Hofstra

On May 14, 2013, Mr. Zheng Jie, President/CEO of China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) New York Ltd and Dr. Zhao Xinli, Counselor of Chinese Mission to the United Nations led a four person group to visit Hofstra University. They had a meeting with Vice President Jessica Eads, Professor Bernard J. Firestone, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor Robert Brinkmann, Director of Sustainability Studies and Dr. Ying Qiu, Director of the Asia Center to explore the opportunities to build a long-term partnership between Hofstra University and the 21st Century Center affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University in the area of the research into sustainable studies. They also had a discussion with the three Chinese visiting scholars at Hofstra University who were sponsored by China Association for International Exchange of Personnel.





Monday, May 13, 2013

Chinese visiting scholars invited for picnic

On May 10, 2013, three Chinese visiting scholars,  Mr. Chuanxian Chen and Ms. Jinfeng Ma from Hainan University, and Ms. Juan Sha from Hainan Provincial Peoples Government, were invited for a picnic hosted by Professor Robert Brinkmann, Director of Sustainability Studies, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, and Director of Sustainability Research, National Center for Suburban Studies. This event took place in Eisenhower Park, with approximately 20 faculty and students from this Department attending the event.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chinese visiting scholars’ presentation on sustainability

In the afternoon of May 6, 2013, three visiting scholars namely Mr. Chuanxian Chen and Ms. Jinfeng Ma from Hainan University of China and Ms. Juan Shan from the Hainan Provincial Government of China, gave  an impressive presentation on sustainability at Hofstra University. The three scholars briefed the audience about the sustainability studies in the USA, , as well as a general picture of Hainan province in  the People’s Republic of China. Referring to what happened in Florida in terms of its sustainability practices, and in response to the challenges currently facing Hainan’s sustainable development, the three Chinese scholars proposed innovative policy recommendations