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WKU announces student exchange agreement with university in Taiwan

WKU announces a new student exchange agreement with National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan.

Dr. Eric Conte, chemistry professor, initiated with relationship through a National Science Foundation grant.  He plans to continue the research portion of the collaboration in the summer of 2010. The new agreement enables students from both universities to study during semester and summer terms, and is open to student in any area of study.

“A total of 21 WKU students over the course of three years will conduct research on chemistry and chemical engineering projects at this international Ph.D. granting university,” Dr. Conte said.

NCHU faculty will serve as mentors for the WKU students and will collaborate on research with WKU faculty.

NCHU offers a wide array of courses in English, including language, marketing, commerce, information technology, management, commercial negotiation, biology and chemistry.

WKU’s Study Abroad & Global Learning is committed to providing every WKU student the opportunity to add a global view to the lessons learned in the classroom.  Available programs include WKU faculty-led, exchanges, consortia, affiliated, and third-party providers, most found on the Study Abroad & Global Learning web site.  The program serves the WKU community by engaging students, faculty and staff in diverse, educational, and cultural experiences through faculty led, exchange, consortia and other study abroad opportunities.

Contact: Jerry Barnaby, (270) 745-5334, or email study.abroad@wku.edu

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