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International Education

Faculty Exchanges at Two Chinese Partner Universities

City of Shaoxing

 

City of Suzhou

Last summer, Drs. Russell Searight and Ralf Wilhelms traveled to Shaoxing University, our partner university in China, as part of a faculty exchange program. During their visit, Dr. Wilhelms taught a seven-week condensed course in international business and Dr. Searight gave eight lectures and workshops on psychology-related topics. They also had ample opportunities to interact with students, faculty, staff, and people beyond the campus by visiting local schools, businesses, other facilities, etc. Dr. Wilhelms described his experience in China as “extraordinary and unforgettable.”

Dr. Searight thought the visit was “a very meaningful experience and certainly did benefit professional development in many ways.” In a word, both rated their experience as extremely worthwhile and encourage others to look into this opportunity seriously.

The International Education office is very pleased to announce that in summer 2015, two of our partner universities in China, Shaoxing University and Suzhou University, would each host two LSSU faculty members beginning in May for up to three months. Any LSSU full-time faculty member who is interested in visiting, giving lectures, seminars, workshops or conducting research at Shaoxing University or Suzhou University for a few weeks, up to three months, may submit an application to the Provost’s Office by February 27, 2015.

 

NOTE: LSSU faculty participating in the program will be responsible for the cost of their international travel, but room and board will be provided through our agreements. Faculty may use their Professional Development Funds for travel. You may contact Guidi Yang by email at gyang@lssu.edu, by phone at (906) 635-2181, or stop by her office in Library 208 regarding procedures, visa application and travel plans.

 

Suzhou University has an enrollment of over 16,500 full-time students in forty-nine (49) undergraduate degree programs, engineering, management, science, liberal arts, economics, arts, and education. Suzhou is in Anhui Province and is 345 miles away from Shanghai (two and a half hours by express train). Your international flight will land in Shanghai. For more information about the University, please contact Guidi Yang as its English website is under construction.

 

Shaoxing University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students in sixty-two (62) undergraduate degree programs in ten (10) academic disciplines, economics, management, liberal arts, science, engineering, medical science, law, agriculture, education, and arts. Shaoxing is in Zhejiang Province and is 125 miles away from Shanghai (one and a half hours by express train).


Dr. Russell Searight at Shaoxing University in summer 2014


Dr. Russell Searight at Shaoxing University in summer 2014


Dr. Ralf Wilhelms at Shaoxing University in summer 2014


Dr. Ralf Wilhelms at Shaoxing University in summer 2014


Chinese faculty and students with LSSU President, Thomas Pleger and LSSU Professor Guidi Yang (center)


Dr. Robert Hildebrand shows the Robotics to the Shaoxing University Delegation


Provost Morrie Walworth, Deans Paige Gordier and Barb Keller with the delegation from Shaoxing University

Dr. Derek Wright and Ben Southwell show their area to the delegation from Shaoxing University