UW campuses reach out to Chinese universities

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Officials from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Stout and River Falls campuses are working to increase student and faculty exchanges with Chinese universities.

Campus representatives say the exchange programs help prepare students for the increasingly global business world. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich recently returned from guest lecturing at Jinan University in Guangdong province. The chancellor says he was able to establish contacts with other Chinese universities which he hopes will help the university meet its goal of doubling the number of international students by 2014.

UW-River Falls is working on a partnership with a university in Hangzhou, on the eastern coast of China. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram says UW-Stout, meanwhile, recently hosted officials from Bei Fang Universities of Nationalities in north-central China.