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Shanghai Jiaotong University Vice President Lisa Xu led a 15-people delegation to visit the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus during March 28 - 29, 2016.
Vice President Lisa Xu and University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Faculty and Student Exchange between the two universities, which officially established the new dual degree program in sports management between the two universities. Other guests who attended the signing ceremony included: University of Minnesota Associate Vice President and Dean in International Programs Meredith McQuaid, College of Education and Human Development Associate Dean Naim Madyun, School of Kinesiology Director Li Li Ji and Associate Director Rayla Allison, SJTU Antai College Associate Dean Ming Dong, SJTU Dean of Foreign Languages Hu Kaibao, SJTU Department Chair Chen Zuosong as well as professor Sun Qilin and Wang Kun (photo). UMN China Center Assistant Director Mandy Bai and SJTU Global Affairs North America Director Xu Jun also attended the event.
The University of Minnesota Institute of Engineering in Medicine and the China Center co-hosted a welcome banquet for the Shanghai Jiao Tong Delegation at McNamara Alumni Center on the evening of March 28, 2016. Provost Hanson gave a keynote speech which recognized the successful work between SJTU and UMN, including the joint research center between Carlson School of Management and Antai College of Economics and Management, the dual degree program in sport management between School of Kinesiology and Department of Physical Education, the research collaboration between the Institute of Medicine in Engineering and SJTU MedX Institute, as well as the research on neurolinguistics between College of Liberal Arts and School of Foreign Languages. 15 SJTU faculty and deans as well as 26 UMN faculty and deans from various colleges attended this event. (see group photo).
2016年3月28-29日， 上海交大副校长徐学敏率团访问美国明尼苏达大学双城主校区。徐校长与明尼苏达大学高级副校长兼教务长凯伦－ 汉森博士亲切会谈并签署了关于两校联办体育双硕士项目的协议。 其他明大参会人员包括明尼苏达大学国际副校长Meredith McQuaid梅瑞思、明大教育学院副院长Naim Madyun, 明大体育学院院长吉力立博士、体育学院副院长Rayla Allison，明大国际战略规划部－中国中心白雪副主任。 上海交大安泰管理学院董明副院长、外语学院胡开宝院长、 国际交流处徐骏副主任、体育系陈作松主任、 体育系孙麒麟教授和王昆教授出席了此次签约仪式。
晚上，明尼苏达大学医学工程研究院与中国中心在明尼苏达大学校史馆联合举办正式晚宴招待上海交大访问团一 行15位教授和院系领导，明大各院系26余位教授和院系领导出席了此次宴会。 明尼苏达大学高级副校长兼教务长凯伦－ 汉森博士汉森博士再次致欢迎辞，她高度认可了明大与交大在各领域的深入合作， 其中包括卡尔森管理学院与安泰管理学院的联合科研中心、 体育学院的体育管理联合硕士项目、 生物医学工程研究院与上海交通大学MED-X研究院的合作、 文理学院与交大外语学院的认知神经语言学的合作等等。