SUNY Oswego expands relationship with Zhejiang university

The leaders of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou, China, and SUNY Oswego on Sept. 9 signed a degree articulation agreement to jointly deliver bachelor’s degrees to Chinese students in three majors: business administration, human resource management and marketing.

Campus leaders signing agreement.SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley hosted a delegation from the Chinese university led by ZSTU’s chairman, Fei Junqing.

The degree articulation agreement outlines degree programs in which students study for two years at ZSTU and then transfer to Oswego for the final two years of study, said Richard Skolnik, dean of the School of Business.

Skolnik said that he anticipates the first cadre of students to arrive at Oswego next fall, numbering 30 to 45 in all across the three majors.

At the formal signing ceremony, President Stanley said, “This agreement is full of promise for our two institutions, for the students who will earn these distinctive and empowering academic degrees, and for the communities here and in China where they will learn and practice their professions.”

Oswego and ZSTU first established their partnership four years ago. “This visit strengthens the bond between our campuses, just as the new degree programs we are launching will, down the road, strengthen and multiply relationships between business people from each of our nations,” Stanley said.

Chairman Fei recounted the history of the two institutions’ relationship in his remarks at the ceremony and said, “We hope very much to further our collaboration. This agreement for a two-plus-two program is the right pace for further collaboration.”

More than 60 students from Zhejiang have studied at Oswego since 2007, Fei said. He expressed gratitude for the hospitality, support and service Oswego faculty and staff have provided those students. “In the near future, I hope I can see Oswego teachers and students at our campus and I hope we can give good service to you,” he said.

PHOTO CAPTION: Down to business—SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Chairman Fei Junqing sign an agreement to jointly deliver bachelor’s degrees to Chinese students in three business-related majors. The two institutions’ relationship began in 2007, and more than 60 students from the Chinese university have since studied at Oswego.

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(Posted: Sep 14, 2011)

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