Chancellor Anderson Invited to Deliver Anniversary Address at Chinese University
Fayetteville State University (FSU) Chancellor James A. Anderson has been invited to serve as a guest speaker at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) in China September 7-9, 2012. Anderson will be delivering the welcoming address on behalf of all IMNU’s foreign partners, universities, and businesses.
“I am pleased and honored that one of our partner institutions has issued this invitation for me to speak at the ceremony celebrating its anniversary,” Anderson said. “Inner Mongolia Normal University has partnerships with some of the finest colleges and universities and some of the largest corporations around the world. For them to ask me to speak on behalf of all of these partners is truly humbling. This gesture speaks volumes of what they think about Fayetteville State University and the relationship that we have with them.”
In addition to Inner Mongolia Normal University, FSU has partnerships with four other institutions of higher learning in China: Baotou Teachers’ College, Institute of Online Education at Beijing Foreign Studies University, East China University of Science and Technology, and Hebei Normal University China.
While in China, Anderson will visit Inner Mongolia Museum and participate in the Chinese Foreign University President Forum. He also will take a tour of the university’s new campus, attend cultural performances, and visit various national landmarks.
Founded in 1952, Inner Mongolia Normal University is located in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is known for its bilingual teaching, since most courses are taught by both Mongolian and Chinese. It has 32 colleges, one independent college, and three teaching and research centers. The university offers two doctoral programs, 112 postgraduate programs and six specialized postgraduate programs. The school has 1,430 full-time faculty and nearly 40,000 students.
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With nearly 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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