CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY AND JILIN JIANZHOU UNIVERSITY SIGN MUTUAL AGREEMENT
RIVERSIDE (May 29, 2013)— Dai Xin, president of Jilin Jianzhou University, and Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, signed a memorandum of mutual understanding (MOU) May 24 that will allow students from the Chinese university to take coursework at CBU. The agreement provides for students from Jilin Jianzhou to take three years of coursework in China and then transfer to CBU for an additional two to three years of study to complete a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture.
Jilin Jianzhou University is a public Chinese university of approximately 16,000 students located in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin Province located in northeast China. The agreement is the result of nine months of work and collaboration between the two schools.
"Architecture is the flagship program for Jilin Jianzhou University so it is significant that they chose CBU as the first and possibly only foreign school for such an agreement with their architectural program," said Dr. Larry Linamen, vice president of global initiatives. "Mark Roberson (dean of CBU's College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design) was instrumental in making this program a success, making a trip to Jilin last fall for an initial visit to the Jilin Jianzhou campus, followed by a fact-finding visit from Jilin Jianzhou administrators to CBU early in 2013."
The agreement is the 10th MOU between CBU and international universities to be signed during 2012-2013.