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IUPUI Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213

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T'ai Chi

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

Previously unseen photos of 1989 Tiananmen Square movement are online as IUPUI digital collection

(June 3) University Library at IUPUI has made public more than 400 previously unseen black-and-white photographs of the historic student-led 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement. Full Story

IU opens office in Beijing, signs agreements with top Chinese universities

(May 23) Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie concluded an official visit to Beijing by dedicating IU's international gateway office for China, a new home base of university activities in the country. Full Story

IU President McRobbie to lead university delegation to Asia

(May 15) Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie again will lead a university delegation to Asia, where he will open a new IU office in China, renew or sign agreements with leading higher education institutions in the region, and meet with alumni, business and governmental leaders. Follow the trip here

Chinese hospital leaders' visit positions IU as a leader in biobanking

(January 23, 2014) A visit from top Chinese hospital administrators to the Indiana University School of Medicine is cementing the university's reputation as a leader in the field of biobanking, the practice of storing biological samples for use in research. Full story

Confucius Institute in Indianapolis celebrates fifth anniversary

(April 16, 2013) The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis will celebrate its fifth anniversary by doing what it has done since 2007: offering programs for Hoosiers that provide a window into China. Full story

Chinese students arrive at IUPUI for joint sociology study-abroad program

(August 10, 2012) A group of Chinese students from Sun Yat-Sen University arrived in Indianapolis on Monday for a two-week study abroad opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Full story

IUPUI lecturer to share insights gained on trip to China with students

(July 24, 2012) When the subject turned to China and globalization in his introductory sociology classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, David Strong realized two things: His students wanted to learn more about China, and so did he. Full story

Kelley students to gain first-hand business experience in China

(July 12, 2012) A program through the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis takes lessons in Chinese business from the textbook pages and into real life. Each summer since 1998, Marjorie A. Lyles, professor of international strategic management and the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration, has taken MBA students on two-week trips to China to allow them to work as consultants for Chinese companies seeking a solution to a business issue and to learn about China first hand. Full story

IUPUI hosts unprecedented delegation from Sun Yat-Sen University

(March 30, 2012) IUPUI hosted an unprecedented delegation from strategic partner Sun Yat-Sen University in China March 19–30. Thirty-seven deans, associate deans, and heads of units arrive at IUPUI for intensive two-week training in the area of teaching and learning. Full story

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.