Officials at Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan.  The memorandum was signed by Larry Nieman, vice president for Curriculum and Instruction, and Provost Dr. Min Ma, of Ming Chi University of Technology.

Under this MOU, Robert Morris and Ming Chi will collaborate in providing current and future academic development for students from both institutions.  By drawing on the strengths, experiences, exchanges of knowledge, ideas, networks and resources, the universities plan to develop collaborative programs and promote study abroad activities and career-focused activities that will enhance their respective curricula.

In addition to Vice President Nieman and Provost Ma, RMU faculty members from the universities participated in the signing ceremony. Shelley Wright, Dr. Mei Fen Chen and Dr. Robert Tenuta of Robert Morris, and Dr. Winnie Lee, Dr. Kelly Chen, Dr. Angeline Lai and Eva Chang of Ming Chi, attended. Deputy Director General Edward Chen and Director of Education David Dong of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago also attended.

“This memorandum of understanding opens doors for both institutions,” said Dr. Mei Fen Chen of Robert Morris. “Global learning empowers all of our students to learn different perspectives and ideas.  Both groups experience and share innovative techniques while appreciating cultural customs and nuances.”  Dr. Chen has been key in establishing and promoting Asian study abroad programs at RMU.

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