Delegation from Missouri visits Shanghai Normal University
Representatives from the University of Missouri and Shanghai Normal University pose for a group photo on Sept 9. [Photo/shnu.edu.cn]
A delegation led by Dr. Mary Stagmaier, vice president of the University of Missouri, visited Shanghai Normal University on Sept 9.
Jiang Mingjun, vice president of Shanghai Normal University, welcomed the delegation. He introduced the development history, education characteristics and prospects of Shanghai Normal University at the meeting.
The two sides discussed cooperation projects regarding student exchange, teacher visits, scientific cooperation and talent cultivation in majors including world history, news media and performing arts.
In 2009, the two universities signed a memorandum of understanding and jointly established the Confucius Institute at the University of Missouri in 2010. The institute is operated by Dr. Sang S. Kim, the director of the Asian Affairs Center and a member of the delegation.
Over the years, cooperation between the two sides has made great achievements in journalism and international Chinese education.
The short-term exchange programs for teachers and overseas study projects for students have been highly praised by participants.
The University of Missouri is one of the key partners listed in the international exchange program for the five-year high-level university construction plan of Shanghai Normal University.
The University of Missouri, located in Columbia, Missouri, was founded in 1839 as a member of the North American Association of Universities and was named a world-class academic university by the Carnegie Foundation for Higher Education.
The university ranked 129th among global comprehensive universities according to the 2019 US news. Its School of Journalism ranks first in the US. The author of "China under the Red Star" - Edgar Snow - is a famous alumnus of the school.