FSU Hosts Delegation from Chinese Institution
Today through November 18, 2012 Fayetteville State University (FSU) will host a delegation of 15 administrators from Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU), one of FSU’s five Chinese partner institutions and the first higher education institution established in China to educate minority students, especially Mongolians. As such, it shares a common history with Fayetteville State University (FSU), as an HBCU. IMNU is located in Hohhot City, the capital city of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with a population about 2.5 million. Currently, IMNU has about 36,000 full-time undergraduate students, 4,200 full-time graduate students, 400 international students, and 2,400 full-time faculty and staff members. About 50% of their students, faculty and staff are minorities.
FSU established the partnership with IMNU in 2004. Since then, IMNU has sent several students to study at FSU and one of their faculty members to assist FSU to establish a Chinese program. In 2007, eight FSU students participated in a summer program hosted at IMNU. Beginning in 2008, IMNU has provided full scholarships to FSU students enabling them to study Chinese or in their Master’s programs. Currently, two FSU graduates are working on their Master degree in Psychology and Economics at IMNU.
Recently, FSU and IMNU signed an agreement to establish a 2+2 dual degree program which will enable more students from IMNU to study at FSU.
In September, Chancellor Anderson was one of the featured speakers in IMNU’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. The only person from an English-speaking nation on the program, Chancellor Anderson brought greetings on behalf of all of IMNU’s international partner institutions. A photo of this visit and his speech are available on the FSU homepage. IMNU was a very gracious host to the FSU delegation attending the celebration.
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.
For more information, call (910) 6720-1474.