[photopress:Fullerton_CA_uni.jpg,full,alignright]University officials have announced that California State Fullerton University (seen here) will work together with China’s Fudan University on a new program dealing with a Master of Science education. The agreement on the program signed by the two universities is the first of its kind, said the officials. It is probably not the last and will undoubtedly extend into other disciplines.
Milton Gordon, Fullerton’s President, calling the agreement a ‘win-win’ deal, said, ‘Fudan’s students will be coming here because they want to earn a master’s degree so they can go back and work as leaders in education in China.’
Fudan Chancellor Qin Shaode said the program ‘is going to expand Fullerton’s resources to our students in China.’
The master’s program, with a focus on educational administration, will begin next spring, said Louise Adler, a professor of educational leadership at Fullerton. Up to 24 English-proficient students from Fudan will study at Fullerton for six months, taking 18 of the 30-unit degree program.
Students will complete the remaining units in their homeland, including conducting field research for their Master degree projects. Adler said, ‘These students from China complete the same program as their American counterparts and will receive a Cal. State Fullerton degree.’
Faculty members of Fullerton will travel to China to give courses, administer final grades and attend graduation ceremonies and Fudan will fully fund the program for its students.
Source: China View