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Faculty traveling to China are encouraged to notify Gateway director Phoebe You of their impending visit. The staff at the Shanghai office can help by facilitating focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad. The Gateways can also help identify accommodations and provide recommendations and general wayfinding. 

The third conference of American Universities’ China Association (AUCA) took place at the EducationUSA office in Beijing on Monday, August 15. Max S. Baucus, U.S. ambassador, spoke at the event and emphasized the importance of education in “people to people diplomacy.” He recognized the significance of AUCA representative offices and encouraged the group to work hard to promote international and cultural exchange between the United States and China.

Speakers at the conference included representatives from EducationUSA and various public and private universities. Topics discussed included: “Changes and future prospects of China education market,” “Benefits and risks in Sino-U.S. joint educational programs and projects,” “Career Fairs and internship opportunities in China,” and “China’s new NGO laws and its impacts on U.S. universities’ operations in China.” Over 40 representatives from various AUCA offices attended the meeting, including Harvard, Stanford, Penn State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Indiana, Illinois-UC, USC, Webster, NYIT, Michigan State, Maryland, Kent State, Rutgers and Kansas State.

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The Ohio State China Gateway has built many partnerships with international corporations through the Global Internship Program and the American Universities’ China Association (AUCA). Thanks to the success of these partnerships, the China Gateway will collaborate with five American universities to create a shared career resources center in China. The center will provide opportunities to the university’s alumni and current students.

The China Gateway has also been involved in other career resource activities by actively assisting in the planning of two half-day career fairs in China. The first career fair took place in Shanghai on August 6 and attracted 70 of the top firms and over 1,100 Chinese professionals. The second fair in Beijing on August 13 had over 50 firms and 700 other attendees, 200 of which were Ohio State alumni and students. Several of the companies in attendance included J.P. Morgan, Apple, IBM, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ernst & Young, Bloomberg, Audi and Kantar Retail.

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William BrusteinWilliam I. Brustein, PhD, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs and professor of sociology, has accepted the position of vice president for global strategies and international affairs at West Virginia University. He will continue in his role at Ohio State until the end of August. A national search will be conducted for his replacement.

Brustein set the bar high and has been the visionary behind Ohio State's successful internationalization efforts. With recommendations by the President's and Provost's Council on Strategic Internationalization, and approval and support from the Board of Trustees and the Council of Deans, he implemented an innovative two-pronged approach that included a Gateway strategy and internationalizing the academic dimensions. 

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