China: Sun Yat-Sen University
IUPUI and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), a top-ten University in China, have established a strategic partnership. The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is the first product of this collaboration. One of the missions of Confucius Institute is to facilitate collaborations between IUPUI and SYSU.
In the News
Partnership China is a series of films, performances, festivals, lectures, and gatherings that continues an IUPUI tradition. 2011-2012 programming focuses on our many relationships with China.
Cross-cultural Collaboration in China
(July, 2011) The study of philanthropy is developing dynamically across China, and the Center on Philanthropy is there to learn and collaborate. Wolfgang Bielefeld, director of international programs, and Elinor Ostrom, IU's Nobel Prize-winning faculty member, recently participated in the opening of a new philanthropy center at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Modeled on and developed in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, it is the first major center for the study of philanthropy in South China and is expected to be a hub for innovation in research and teaching.
Kelley Partners With Chinese University
(June 30, 2011) The Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis has signed an agreement with a Chinese university in hopes of increasing opportunities for students and faculty in both countries. Participating students will be able graduate with degrees from both institutions. Full story
2 + 2 Programs Deepen Ties Between IUPUI and Sun Yat-sen University
(December 15, 2010) IUPUI's innovative and award-winning approach to international education has taken another step forward.
As part of its strategic alliance with Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) — the most important university in southern China — IUPUI is moving ahead with three new programs in which top students from SYSU will undertake collaborative 'dual degree' programs at IUPUI. Full story
IUPUI, Sun Yat-sen University Sign Memorandum of Strategic Alliance
(December 14, 2009) Guangzhou, China — IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) President Daren Huang signed a Memorandum of Strategic Alliance, the second such agreement for IUPUI.. Full story
In Sept. 2007, following the visit of Confucius Institute headquarters in Beijing, Craig Brater, the Dean of School of Medicine, and Susan Sutton, the Associate Vice Chancellor of IUPUI led a 14-member delegation that consisted of deans and directors from different schools and centers to SYSU. Members of the delegation had meetings with their counterparts at SYSU to discuss future collaborations.
In Dec. 2007, Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhame visited SYSU after attending the 2nd Confucius Institute World Conference in Beijing. EVC Sukhame met Vice President Ningshen Xu of SYSU and discussed the potential for collaborations and exchange programs between IUPUI and SYSU.
Patrick O'Meara, the Vice President for International Affairs of Indiana University also visited SYSU in Dec. 2007 and met with VP Xu of SYSU. He also visited the Ophthalmic Hospital and Eye Center of SYSU to discuss collaborations to develop a Ph.D. program in Optometry. Dean of IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Bill Blomquist attended the 3rd Confucius Institute World Conference in Beijing in 2008.
Currently, many schools at IUPUI have established or are developing faculty and student exchanges as well as research programs with their counterparts at SYSU.