SUNY Oswego administrators recently announced two new partnerships that will expand international exchanges and opportunities for campus members.
In November, SUNY Oswego and Communication University of China in Beijing signed an agreement that could send as many as 20 Chinese students a year to Oswego to complete their undergraduate degrees in broadcasting and mass communications, journalism and public relations. The door also is open for SUNY Oswego students to study at the university known as “a cradle of China’s radio and television talents.”
The five-year renewable pact with CUC represents the latest in a growing number of links with universities in Asia, particularly in Korea and China, as well as a new exchange agreement with St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, India. That agreement lays the foundation for student, faculty and staff exchanges for semester-abroad and visiting-scholar programs, collaborative research, cross-cultural art opportunities and professional development.
Oswego’s chemistry program has a degree-completion agreement with Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou. Another pact offers students of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, also in Hangzhou, and Oswego the opportunity to complete degrees at each other’s institutions in business administration, human resource management and marketing. A similar agreement exists with Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
“These agreements are an important part of our overall strategy to become more internationally connected and to develop partnerships that offer reciprocal benefits for students and faculty across institutions,” said Lorrie Clemo, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
—Office of Public Affairs