USU signs cooperative agreement with Zhengzhou University, China
2011-10-19 10:02 On October 15-18, USU hosted a delegation of Zhengzhou University, Henan, China, which arrived in Ulyanovsk on their first visit to discuss the possibility of establishing a mutually beneficial academic partnership.
The delegation, which consisted mostly of law specialists, included Liu Xiangwen, director of Constitutional and Administrative Law Research Center; An Limin, associate dean of the School of Law; Shen Kaiju, assistant dean of the School of Law; Cheng Yuhui, director of the Office of Foreign Affairs.
During their 4-day stay in Ulyanovsk, the Chinese guests toured the university campus, took part in the USU Open Day and had several meetings with USU administration and faculty members.
The visitors were especially interested to learn about two USU international units, Russian-American and Russian-German faculties, which run dual diploma programs in cooperation with several partner institutions in the USA and Germany.
While talking with USU colleagues at USU Faculty of Law, the guests expressed interest in establishing a similar joint academic unit, Russian-Chinese Law Academy.
The visit culminated in a resolution to conclude a tentative agreement that will provide the basis for student and teacher exchange and joint research.
The new USU partner institution is a national “211 project” university co-built by the Henan Provincial Government and the State Ministry of Education. With its 36 thousand students, 6 thousand staff, 43 schools and departments it ranks 34th among all Chinese universities.
Zhengzhou University became the fourth Chinese institution to sign an agreement with USU, the others being Tianjin International Cultural Institute, Jiangnan and Heilongjiang Universities.