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China Center History

In 1979, the China Center was established to manage the University of Minnesota's exchanges with the People's Republic of China. For more than two decades, the China Center has reflected the firm and long-standing commitment of the University to international research, teaching, and outreach.

The first three Chinese students entered the University in 1914, and since then there have been almost 10,000 Chinese alumni who have studied or worked at the University. After the normalization of U.S.-China relations, the University again began to host visiting scholars and students from the PRC, resuming exchanges interrupted for nearly 30 years. The China Center has played a crucial role in facilitating such exchange. Today there are more than 2,500 visiting Chinese scholars and students at the University, estimated to be the largest population on an American campus.

One of the China Center's top priorities is to encourage more U of M students to study in China. The China Center oversees seven scholarship and exchange programs such as the Chinese Universities Exchange Program (CUEP), the Chinese Government Scholarship, Jennie & Fred Hsiao Scholarship in order to bring more scholarship opportunities to U of M students.

The Mingda Institute for Leadership Training, established by the China Center in 2001, provides advanced training for Chinese junior- and senior-level executives from business and public sectors in China. The China Center also organizes and sponsors seminars and programs on Chinese culture, politics, trade, and development to foster a greater understanding of China.

Timeline

1980 -1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2016

For current news, please visit China Center News & Events

中国中心历史

明尼苏达中国中心始建于1979年,旨在加强明尼苏达大学与中华人民共和国的联系和交流。在过去的三十多年里,中国中心始终不渝地致力于明尼苏达大学的国际研究,教学与对外拓展。

1914年明大迎来了最早的三名中国留学生,从那之后,近万名中国学生学者来明大学习和工作。明大与中国的交流曾在上世纪中叶中断了近30 年,直到中美关系正常化后,明大再次开始接收来自中华人民共和国的访问学者和学生来校学习和研究。在这一系列的交流活动中,中国中心一直发挥著举足轻重的作用。截止2013年秋季学期,在明大学习访问的中国学生和学者总数已经超过了2500名。

中国中心首要的工作任务之一是鼓励和帮助明尼苏达大学学生前往中国大陆学习。中国中心负责协调管理包括“中国大学交换项目“、中国政府奖学金、Jennie和Fred Hsiao奖学金在内的七个奖学金项目,为明大学生提供更多的奖学金机会。

中国中心于2001年建立了明大培训学院,向中国商界和政界的中高级管理人员提供专业的培训项目。同时,中国中心还组织开展各种有关中国文化、政治、贸易和发展等方面的座谈会和活动,以加强人们对中国的了解。

 

大事記

 

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2016

 

近期新闻请访问中国中心新闻与活动