SUNY Fredonia To Develop New Learning Partnerships with China
In January 2011, SUNY Fredonia was one of 10 institutions of higher learning across the U.S. designated to participate in a U.S. Department of Education funded program designed to develop new learning partnerships with China.
Acceptance into the International Academic Partnerships Program, an initiative of the Institute of International Education’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, is the latest achievement at SUNY Fredonia to enhance opportunities for students to learn about other cultures.
The IIE program is designed to establish relationships with one or more Chinese universities to facilitate exchanges of students and faculty among participating schools in both countries, Schwalbe said.
In the coming months, SUNY Fredonia will participate in training activities designed to implement and sustain partnerships with institutions in China and also send representatives on a study tour of China in late May to meet with prospective partner campuses. Individual task forces will be formed at the 10 participating U.S. campuses to work on these prospective partnerships.
The campus recently established programs with universities in India and Turkey that have resulted in faculty and student exchanges. Schwalbe looks forward to this program creating a new relationship with a Chinese university similar to the one recently established with FLAME (Foundation for Liberal Arts and Management Education) in Pune, India.