SINO-US VENTURES GROW
A growing number of US higher education institutions are establishing partnerships with Chinese schools.
One of the most visible products of such partnerships is Shanghai New York University, jointly established in 2012 by Shanghai-based East China Normal University and New York University.
SNYU is China’s first Sino-US university to operate as an independent legal entity. Its teaching model and international courses have drawn a great deal of attention across the country.
Last year, the Ministry of Education formally approved another SinoUS joint venture, Duke Kunshan University, formed by China’s Wuhan University in Hubei province and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
DKU, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, will establish a global health research institute to carry out studies of China’s public health issues from a global perspective.
Both degree and non-degree academic programs will be offered to students both from China and around the world. The first students will begin classes in the fall.