NDSU holds signing ceremony with Shandong Jianzhu University
A delegation from Shandong Jianzhu University in China visited NDSU on Dec. 17 to learn more about NDSU and discuss areas of potential collaboration.
The College of Engineering and Architecture; Craig Schnell, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Evie Myers, vice president for equity, diversity, and global outreach; and Gary Smith, dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture; hosted a signing ceremony and luncheon. Officials from both universities will sign a general memorandum of understanding.
According to Kerri Spiering, associate vice president for equity, diversity, and global outreach, the agreement will begin by benefitting students in construction management and engineering. "But the overall picture will be with the College of Engineering and Architecture," Spiering said. "Possible other areas include plus programs at the undergrad and grad level. There also are opportunities for faculty research collaboration."
Led by Wang Chongjie, president of Shandong Jianzhu University; Zhigang Zhang, dean of the Postgraduate Administration Office; Youquan Xu, dean of the School of Management and Engineering; Baode Yue, dean of the Human Resources Office; and Xiao Li, director of the International Affairs Office, toured the Research and Technology Park, the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and the College of Engineering and Architecture.
The delegation also met with NDSU officials from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach; Human Resources and Payroll; and the Graduate School.