Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, has entered into partnership agreements with nine universities in China. The partnerships call for academic and cultural exchanges between Fisk and the Chinese universities. The agreements will result in the establishment of dual degree programs where students from both countries will study at Fisk and a Chinese university to complete their degrees.
Among the partnering institutions are the Jilin University of Foreign Languages, the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.
The agreements were signed by Fisk University provost and vice president of academic affairs Rodney S. Hanley, who toured China with Tennessee government officials looking to expand trade opportunities with China. “We understand the importance of global education and the university remains deeply committed to its tradition of fostering strong global leaders,” Dr. Hanley said.