Southeastern officials meet with Chinese visitors on program collaborations
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Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College President Dr. Wang Min, second from left, led a delegation of college officials to Southeastern Louisiana University to discuss possible cooperative programs. Pictured are, from left, Southeastern College of Business Dean Randall Settoon, Min, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg, and Dean of the College of Science and Technology Daniel McCarthy.
HAMMOND - A delegation from Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College in China met recently with representatives of the Colleges of Business and Science and Technology at Southeastern to further explore potential areas for cooperative programs.
Wang Min, president of the college, led a group of four other officials who met with Southeastern representatives to discuss options for student and faculty exchange relationships, study abroad programs and areas of possible research collaboration. The college is based in the international trade and commerce city of Yiwu, located near Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. With an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students, YICC provides educational programs in business management, computer science, civil engineering and other areas.
“The Chinese have placed a tremendous emphasis on education, especially in the broad areas of science, technology and business,” said Daniel McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology. “Their facilities are first rate, and they are interested in expanding their educational programs beyond their borders.”
McCarthy went to China with two colleagues several years ago to visit several institutions, including Yiwu, and signed a letter of intent there to pursue the cooperative programs.
College of Business Dean Randall Settoon and several business department heads also met with the delegation during their two-day visit to Southeastern. Discussions focused on the development of an exchange program where students would come to Southeastern to complete their degree studies.
Southeastern has conducted a highly successful study abroad program focused on business studies in China for the past three years.