UTSA signs agreement with Tianjin Normal University
By Sherrie Voss Matthews, International Media & Marketing Coordinator
UTSA has signed a new agreement of cooperation in China, which will allow students access to programs at Tianjin Normal University.
With more than 21,000 students, Tianjin Normal is a large urban campus that has 23 colleges and 50 research organizations. The university offers multiple levels of Chinese language training to international students, as well as bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.
Pictured: Dr. Lee, Fuxiang Wei, dean, Julius Gribou, UTSA executive vice provost and senior international officer, Yinghua Zhong, vice president, Yubau Gao, Tianjin Normal University president, Wan Xiang Yao, UTSA associate professor, Chuan Yang, Wei Yang, vice dean.
Executive Vice Provost and Senior International Officer Julius M. Gribou spent 10 days in China in March touring several prospective institutions for future partnership.
He and Wan Xiang Yao, associate professor and department chair for health and kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development, returned this May to sign the Tianjin agreement.
“This is an opportunity for UTSA to collaborate with an institution that excels in teaching foreign students in China,” Gribou said. “This agreement opens up another Chinese university to possible study abroad programs and research collaborations.”
Yao has proposed that COEHD graduate and undergraduate students may participate in exchange programs that will be developed between Tianjin Normal and UTSA. UTSA and Tianjin Normal also will explore possible short-term programs for Tianjin’s eMBA program at the UTSA College of Business during summer sessions.
Tianjin Normal is in the process of building an entirely new campus outside of Tianjin, where its campus previously was landlocked by other development.
Like UTSA, Tianjin Normal is a young institution; established in 1958, it was one of the first universities in China to allow students from overseas to attend.
|The Tianjin Normal University, which is currently under construction as a larger campus is being built.|