University of Connecticut Professor, Timothy Dowding, seen here, was invited to teach the UConn version of Introduction to Operations Management to 30 Chinese MBA students enrolled at Shandong University School of Management ( SDU ).
The interest in partnering with a major Chinese university has been in the making for several years. Timothy Dowding and his colleague, Dr. Wynd Harris, both have taught courses that allow students to work towards an advanced business certificate in international business.
Timothy Dowding was invited to tour one of China’s most successful water bottling plants, Jinan Please Mineral Water. He said, ‘Visiting the plant goes against many of the stereotypes generally held about Chinese industry. In order to achieve the quality standards, they purchase the best equipment in the world. In fact, this is the most highly automated water bottling company in China.’
SDU plans to send 2 faculty members and 20 students to the US in October to visit the Stamford campus and an invitation has already been extended for one of the SDU professors to come to UConn in April 2009 as a visiting scholar.
Source: Media NewsWire