Woodson visiting Asia to build partnerships, engage alumni

October 14, 2011
By Bill Krueger

woodson-150Chancellor Randy Woodson is embarking on a 10-day visit to Hong Kong, China and South Korea that will see him visit with NC State alumni while also pursuing partnerships with university and corporate officials in Asia.

The Alumni Association is coordinating dinners for Woodson with local alumni and friends in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul. NC State has more than 32 partner institutions and 44 different memorandums of understanding in China and South Korea.

“On this trip, we will meet with leaders of partner institutions and explore platforms for broadening engagement,” Woodson wrote in an open letter this week to the university community. “Through more than 65 established programs in 10 Asian countries, our students and faculty engage in global experiences and partnerships that provide exchange, educational and research opportunities in a variety of disciplines from genomics and biotechnology to entrepreneurship and mechanical engineering design.

“But we must expand those connections to reflect the growing interests of a global society.”

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