IU President Returns From Asia Trip

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Michael McRobbie (pictured right) and Beijing Normal University Vice President Zhou Zuoyu inked a partnership called the China-U.S. Joint Research Academy for International Education. Michael McRobbie (pictured right) and Beijing Normal University Vice President Zhou Zuoyu inked a partnership called the China-U.S. Joint Research Academy for International Education.
BLOOMINGTON -

Indiana University officials are touting the success of a recent visit to two Asian nations. The delegation led by President Michael McRobbie took part in signing agreements with two universities in China, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the IU Alumni Association's Korea Chapter and meeting with officials from the Korea Foundation.

More specifically, the IU School of Education and the Institute of International and Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University have signed a formal cooperation agreement after a decade-long partnership. An agreement between Tsinghua University and the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI will launch joint research on autonomous cars.

McRobbie says "each of our trips, and this was no exception, has served to initiate new and important relationships aimed at providing IU students with added opportunities to study abroad, as well as new research collaborations for our faculty, in one of the most economically, politically and culturally dynamic regions of the world. Through our continually increasing engagement in East Asia and the enhanced connections we have fostered through the IU China Gateway office, we are making outstanding progress toward our goal of encouraging more students to study overseas in strategically important countries and achieving greater diversity on our campuses, ensuring that IU students are fully prepared for the competitive global marketplace they will enter after they graduate."

McRobbie has completed eight official trips to China and six to South Korea in his nine years as IU president.

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