McRobbie Leading Delegation to Asia

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(Image courtesy of Indiana University) (Image courtesy of Indiana University)
BLOOMINGTON -

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is leading a delegation to South Korea and China for a week-long trip, beginning today. McRobbie will sign agreements with two Chinese universities and will speak on the impact of Nobel Prize-winning former IU Distinguished Professor Elinor Ostrom. 

The university says as part of the trip, McRobbie will preside over alumni gatherings in Bejing, Shanghai and Seoul. He will also give the opening remarks at a symposium, being held at the IU China Gateway Office in Beijing, which will focus on the legacy of the research of Ostrom and her husband, Vincent. 

"Throughout her lifetime, Elinor Ostrom brought distinction to Indiana University through her groundbreaking work, which received the ultimate recognition in 2009 when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences," said McRobbie. "Her research on the governance of common resources has influenced many, including in China, as evidenced by the distinguished group of Chinese scholars who will participate in the symposium."

McRobbie will sign an agreement between Tsinghua University and the Transportation Active Safety Institute at IUPUI. The agreement calls for join research on autonomous cars. He will also deliver a lecture at the university on IU's initiatives toward digitization and visualization.

A cooperative agreement will also be signed between IU and Beijing Normal University. The delegation will return on December 10. IU will cover the progress of the trip at its website.

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