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SDUW Attends the 14th Graduation Ceremony of Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program
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From June 12th to 14th, the annual conference and the 14th Graduation Ceremony of 2017 “Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program” jointly organized by CEAIE (China Education Association for International Exchange), CCIEE (China Center for International Education Exchange) and AASCU (American Association for State Colleges and Universities) were held at Dalian Jiaotong University. More than 250 representatives from over 100 universities of both China and the U.S. attended the conference as well as the ceremony. Prof. Chen Guanjun, Vice President of Shandong University, Weihai (SDUW), along with relevant staff from Teaching Affairs Office and International Office, attended the gathering.

In 2017, eight SDUW students graduated from George Mason University, Northern Arizona University, and California State University, San Bernardino via the 1+2+1 CHEPD Program respectively. After their graduation, these students are admitted into postgraduate programs at world-class universities including Columbia University and Cornell University in the U.S., and Imperial College London in the U.K. Seven students received the honor of “Outstanding Graduates of the Year” for their excellent academic performances, which made SDUW one of the universities with the highest proportion of students being nominated as “Outstanding Graduates”.

The annual conference comprised two seminars titled “Study Abroad in China: Trends and Models” and “21st Century Innovative Majors: Preparing Students for the Global Workforce”, as well as the Sino-American University President’s Forum which centers the theme of “Sustainable Sino-American Educational and Cultural Exchanges: Practices and Cases”. At the Forum, attendees shared their experience of running experimental classes, and discussed how universities of both China and the U.S. achieve sustainable development of 1+2+1 CHEPD Program and prepare students for the global workforce.

The “Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program”, first initiated in 2001, has now developed into a comprehensive program covering undergraduate exchange, scholar exchange as well as staff training, etc. Currently, 119 universities in China and 33 universities in the U.S. have joined the CHEPD program, which has enabled more than 3300 students to study overseas. Since SDUW joined the program in 2005, a total of 87 students have been awarded the Graduation Certificates by universities both in China and the U.S.

              
              
 

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