KU and Tai­wain’s Ming Chuan Univer­sity sign ex­change agree­ment

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS - Kutz­town Univer­sity

Kutz­town Univer­sity and Ming Chuan Univer­sity (MCU), Taipei, Tai­wan, have signed an agree­ment to col­lab­o­rate and es­tab­lish an ex­change pro­gram for the mu­tual ben­e­fit of both institutions. The sign­ing took place Mon­day, Feb. 20, in the pres­i­dent’s of­fice at Kutz­town Univer­sity. Rep­re­sent­ing Ming Chuan Univer­sity was Dr. Li-Tien Wang, spe­cial as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent.

Both uni­ver­si­ties will of­fer stu­dent and fac­ulty ex­change pro­grams that pro­mote schol­arly ac­tiv­i­ties and multi-cul­tural un­der­stand­ing. Students and fac­ulty may par­tic­i­pate in a se­mes­ter or year-long ex­change. Students will pay tu­ition to their “home univer­sity” and be re­spon­si­ble for their own liv­ing ex­penses in the host coun­try.

Founded in 1957, MCU is home to ap­prox­i­mately 17,000 students on three res­i­den­tial cam­puses in Tai­wan. MCU of­fers a mas­ter’s de­gree in teach­ing Chi­nese as a for­eign lan­guage pro­gram at Sag­i­naw Val­ley State Univer­sity, Univer­sity Cen­ter, Mich. Ming Chuan is the first United States-Ac­cred­ited Univer­sity in Asia.


Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost, Kutz­town Univer­sity; Dr. Ken­neth S. Hawkin­son, pres­i­dent, Kutz­town Univer­sity; and Dr. LiTien Wang, spe­cial as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent, Ming Chuan Univer­sity.

Dr. Li-Tien Wang presents KU Pres­i­dent Dr. Ken­neth S. Hawkin­son with teacups from Thai­land dur­ing an agree­ment-sign­ing cer­e­mony at Kutz­town.

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