Archive for Friday, August 12, 2005

KU sets sights on Asia

August 12, 2005


Chancellor Robert Hemenway has set up a new exchange partner for Kansas University.

Hemenway returned in June from a 10-day trip that included stops in China, Taiwan and South Korea.

"I think it was well worth the time," Hemenway said of his travels, which were funded with private dollars. "It was a stimulating trip."

Hemenway said KU signed a memorandum of agreement to be an exchange partner with Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The agreement, KU's first with an institution in Taiwan, will allow faculty and students to travel between the institutions for training, research and other visits.

Also while in Taiwan, Hemenway and his two traveling companions - Jeff Weinberg, assistant to the chancellor, and Diana Carlin, dean of the Graduate School and international programs - met with between 40 and 50 KU alumni.

Hemenway said he was especially interested by his time in China, where he visited with officials at Beijing University and the ministry of foreign affairs about setting up a training program at KU for city managers in China. KU's city management and urban policy master's program has been No. 1 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for several years.


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