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Sichuan Missouri Univeristy is under Construction in Sichuan Province In China

Date: September 22, 2011
By: Mengti Xu
State Capitol Bureau

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As legislators in the Missouri statehouse argue over a China hub,a new campus is under construction in China to build cultural connections between Chinese and American students.
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Wrap: Tian Fu College in China is building a new university in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Sichuan Province in China.

University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor, Thomas George says the project is a good cultural exchange between China and the US.

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Description: It will also be a recruitment device what we can get some excellent Chinese students coming to our universities.

 

Although final approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education hasn't been given, George says construction has already begun.

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Description: They have gotten a student services building,a laboratory building, a dormitory already built.

George and the chancellor at Missouri S&T are planning to fly to Beijing in December to make the final decision with the president of Tian Fu College.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Mengti Xu.

 

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Chinese students are waiting for chance to study in a high quality educational environment created by the University of Missouri system.
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Wrap: The University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri University of Science and Technology announced Wednesday their preparing to build a new campus and offer a variety of courses in Sichuan Province in China.

Director of Communications at Missouri S&T, Andrew Careaga says their campus will work with Tian Fu College in China to set up curriculum to assure its quality.

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Description: We are providing Chinese students the opportunity to attain the same quality of education based on our model.

Careaga also says the proposed new campus will be an English-language university and teachers need to meet certain requirements to teach at the new campus.

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Description: The faculty will hold their degree from the US or Western European (universities.)

The proposal is waiting for approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education later this fall.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Mengti Xu.


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