Adds Another Partner in China
Provost Roger Brown, Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and MUST Rector
Zhou Li Gao
When UNC Pembroke
signed exchange agreements in December with Macau University of Science
and Technology (MUST), it was a union of two fast-rising stars of higher
While UNCP's 45
percent enrollment growth in the past three years is remarkable, Macau
had no students three years ago. Today, the Chinese university boasts
2,000 students in four "faculties," Medicine, Law, Information
Technology and Management and Administration.
has aggressive plans to enroll 10,000 students by the decade's end.
The university has embarked on a furious building program.
MUST is located
on an island in the South China Sea, near Hong Kong, that has recently
become a special administrative region of the Chinese mainland.
will export its Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program. Other
exchanges of students and programs are being studied.
MUST Rector Zhou
Li Gao was at UNCP on Dec. 3 to sign exchange agreements.
"It is an honor
and a pleasure to visit UNCP," Rector Zhou said. "Macau University
of Science and Technology is a very new and very young university. We
will pay attention to developing this relationship with UNCP."
Although a very
new university, Macau has a long history of international relations,
in part because of its recently expired 99-year lease with Portugal.
will be an international university, cooperating with many foreign nations,"
Rector Zhou said. Macau is a free city with a 400-year history of mixed
Western and Eastern culture."
Provost Roger Brown, Robert Schneider,
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, Nicholas A. Giannatasio,
MUST Rector Zhou Li Gao, William G. Albrecht,
Frank Trapp and Alex Chen
is good for international cooperation, especially for our (business)
management program," he said. "UNCP has experience in administration.
Your chancellor visited two years ago, and we invited UNCP professors
UNCP has sent several
delegations to China in the past two years, and this is the third agreement
to export academic programs.
are gracious hosts," Chancellor Allen C. Meadors said. "To
develop as a nation, they require first class international business
programs taught in English."
benefit greatly from the international exposure our students and faculty
receive," Chancellor Meadors said. "As a nation, we all benefit
by learning how to do business in the world's biggest marketplace."
UNCP has also signed
agreements with Chinese University of Mining and Technology, near Bejing
and the North China Institute of Science and Technology to offer the
The courses UNCP
will offer the Chinese will be flexible, said administrators.
that we will teach via the Internet as well as conduct classes in China,"
said Nick Giannitassio, director of UNCP's MPA program. "Global
economic is driving higher education in China today, and this is a good
opportunity for both universities."
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