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Jilin University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Signed Memorandum of Agreement on 4 + 1Bachelor’s + Master’s Degree Program
Post: 2016-04-29 15:42  View:

      Dr. Eric Garfunkel, Interim Vice President for International and Global Affairs of Rutgers was invited to visit Jilin University and sign the “Memorandum of Agreement Between Jilin University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey on A 4 + 1 Bachelor’s + Master’s Degree Program BA in Foreign Affairs MA in Political Science - United Nations and Global Policy Studies” with Professor Chen Gang, Executive Vice President of Jilin University on April 25, 2016. Professor Yang Zhenbin, Chair of Jilin University Council, Professor Feng Shouhua, Chair of University Academic Council, Professor Liu Debin, Associate Vice President and Dean of School of International and Public Affairs and other staff from Division of International Relations and Teaching Affairs Office attended the meeting.

      During the discussion, Professor Yang Zhenbin showed his gratitude to Dr. Eric Garfunkel for the warm welcome received when Jilin University delegation visited Rutgers last April. He expressed his congratulation on the MoU and wished a deeper and more comprehensive cooperation between two universities. When Dr. Eric Garfunkel looked back the history of the friendship between two universities, he thought the United Nations and Global Policy Studies was the most important cooperation field up to now and there are still great potentials to be achieved in future. Dr. Eric Garfunkel also expressed the intention to send more undergraduate students to Jilin University for exchange.

      The two parties have started the negotiation on this program ever since Jilin University delegation’s visit last April, and made a final agreement after almost one year discussion. The main contents of the agreement is that undergraduates of the School of International and Public Affairs can apply for the master degree of Rutgers in their fourth year of college, and when they pass the interview of Rutgers, they will take two online courses during the fourth year. After that they will go to Rutgers for their fifth year study for master degree and get a Rutgers master degree finally.

      Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey was founded in the year of 1766 before the United States independence and it ranks top 100 in the world. Jilin University has built the cooperation relation with Rutgers since 1979 and they both are the first partners for each other in their countries.

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