Alan Michaels, dean of the Moritz College of Law, visited Asia for the first time in December to increase the college's recruitment effort. He also met with many Moritz alumni and strengthened relationships with different university partners in China, South Korea and Japan. The Moritz delegation also included Laura Fernandez, assistant dean of Moritz, William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs and Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway and graduate of Moritz.
"Dean Michael's Asia trip was significant - he gave talks to almost every university he visited and received full attendance," said You. "In 10 days, the Moritz delegation visited 15 different universities in five cities throughout Asia."
Garett Heysel is learning more about Ohio State’s connections in China while visiting many of the universities in which Ohio State’s partners in study abroad during his nine-day stay in the world’s most populous country. Heysel, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, is traveling to Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Beijing to better acquaint himself with Ohio State’s higher education partners in China and to potentially identify new collaborative opportunities that will enhance students’ international experiences.
A visit to Shanghai put Heysel in touch with leadership at East China Normal University and Suzhou University. One of Ohio State’s newest study abroad programs focuses on the history of Shanghai over a 300-year-period and incorporates Chinese language instruction through East China Normal University, helping students take the first steps toward cultural and linguistic independence. Suzhou University is the location of Ohio State’s widely recognized Chinese Flagship program, which offers intensive Chinese language instruction.
A seven-day visit to China, including stops in Shanghai, Shunde, Shenzhen, Xi'an and Beijing is how David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering, spent the first week of December. Williams traveled to China to strengthen university and industry partnerships, meet with alumni and explore new collaborative opportunities with leading corporations.
Williams met with key university partners at Beihang University, including President Huai Jinpeng for the second time in 2014 after his June visit to Ohio State, and at Shanghai JiaoTong University (SJTU) where Williams gave a talk related to his research area titled, "STEM: Now we can image and identify single atoms...what's next?" in SJTU's School of Material Science and Engineering. A visit with Xi'an JiaoTong University and IBM China provided additional insight about a joint data analytics center in Xi'an, China, and Williams shared information about the College of Engineering's work in data analytics.