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University Teams with Chinese on Engineering Program

The focus will include electrical engineering and automation.

From left: Ruinian Jiang, department head, NMSU Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering Department; Zhiyong Chen, Changchun Institute of Technology director, International Programs; Fuling Zhong, ETSE college professor; Ming Hu, CIT president; Lakshmi Reddi, dean, NMSU College of Engineering; and Yunbo Zhang, CIT dean, College of Electronics and Information Engineering.
From left: Ruinian Jiang, department head, NMSU Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering Department; Zhiyong Chen, Changchun Institute of Technology director, International Programs; Fuling Zhong, ETSE college professor; Ming Hu, CIT president; Lakshmi Reddi, dean, NMSU College of Engineering; and Yunbo Zhang, CIT dean, College of Electronics and Information Engineering.
NMSU photo by Vladimir Avina

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has teamed up with Changchun Institute of Technology to increase opportunities for Chinese students to pursue graduate studies in engineering.

The schools recently signed a memorandum of understanding. The focus will include electrical engineering and automation, particularly on the development and use of smart grids and electrical generation and distribution infrastructure.

University President John Floros says such work will address global problems.

Officials at the institute in northeast China say this marks the school's first educational collaboration in the U.S.

Under the partnership, NMSU will introduce its curriculum to the institute, help develop core courses and provide training for instructors.

Officials say the standardization of curricular requirements ensures that students earning bachelor's degrees at the institute will be prepared to enter the graduate program at NMSU.

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