Chuxiong Normal University Visits North Central

Date: February 6, 2012 - 1:53pm
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Minneapolis, MN- North Central University had the privilege of hosting guests from Chuxiong Normal University on February 3, 2012, as part of an ongoing partnership between the two universities.

Chuxiong Normal University (CNU) is located in the Yunnan province of the People’s Republic of China and began a partnership with North Central University in February, 2006, when NCU's President, Dr. Gordon Anderson, signed a formal agreement creating a working relationship between CNU and North Central.

CNU has a faculty and staff number of over 600 and a student population of more than 7,000 undergraduates and 8,000 students pursuing continuing education. CNU employs international teachers to teach English courses and encourages experts and scholars to come to give lectures or to conduct their scientific research. In the past ten years, CNU has employed international teachers from the west, and has received more than 100 British and American college student visitors. The teaching and visiting has not only made CNU known to the outer world but has also helped more international friends get a better understanding of the university and the area, Chuxiong Yi Prefecture.

During their visit to North Central, guests from CNU were greeted by the NCU community in chapel, given a tour of the university and attended a luncheon hosted by North Central University President, Dr. Gordon Anderson.

Over the past six years, North Central University students have had the opportunity of spending a semester in Chuxiong as an intern and as a student, and NCU Administrators and Faculty members have spent time there as well.

The two universities hope to continue building upon the goodwill generated by this partnership so that each can strengthen their educational opportunities for students, faculty and administration.