Northern Michigan University President Les Wong and other university representatives, including English professor Z.Z. Lehmberg, will travel to China in October in search of universities interested in exchange programs with NMU.
Z.Z. Lehmberg siad, ‘Hopefully, with the exchange program we can get more students to come here to study. Internationalization is definitely something I’m interested in, it encourages more students to go abroad and do the (exchange) program or study for a whole semester.
President Les Wong said he not only wants to exchange students, but would like to promote the concept of a Chinese institution becoming a TLC university. He said, ‘China will see us meeting with universities, schools, education officials, sports officials and our large corporate partner Lenovo to begin building the bridge upon which faculty, students and ideas will flow both ways.’
Interesting that Lenovo, a Chinese company which bought up the IBM personal computer business, is one of the major corporate partners of an American university. That is one of its first advertisements above showing IBM being taken over, in part, by Lenovo. Which plainly makes it appropriate, perhaps essential, that Northern Michigan University should have ties with Chines universities.
Source: Mining Journal.