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SUNY Oswego Expands its Global Connections in China and India

This fall, SUNY Oswego 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 in India.

SUNY Oswego also announced a new, long-in-the-works agreement with St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, India, which lays the groundwork 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 with Nanjing University of Science and Technology also exists.

“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. “We are purposefully seeking university partners like CUC that are inviting to international students and are able to offer more international research opportunities to our faculty.

“Through CUC and our other Asian university partners, Oswego students and faculty will have deeper engagement with issues in a part of the world that is currently the most populated and dynamic in shaping the global environment that we all share,” Clemo said.

–The Office of Public Affairs

PHOTO CAPTION: Lorrie Clemo (left), provost and vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Oswego, and Hu Zhengrong, professor and vice president of Communication University of China, display a newly signed degree-completion agreement last month in Beijing.