|Qiuyuan Chen, from the Graduate School at Peking University in Beijing, China, |
visited the IU campus in the month of January. She was part of
a staff exchange program between IU and PKU.
|The lake and water tower in Peking University. |
The stone fish in the foreground is a remnant from
the Old Summer Palace just north of the campus.
“Some of the ordinary processes are similar,” she said, "and there are many common elements between our universities.”
For example, PKU and IU have about the same number of students and both universities have a strong focus on the arts, languages and humanities as well as the natural and social sciences. To give a localized comparison, if PKU is like IU, then TsingHua University, next door to PKU in Beijing, is like Purdue.
“These days graduate educators in China are paying more attention to quality rather than just quantity,” Chen said.
“I believe that PKU and IU will discover they have a lot they can learn from one other. The exchange program is a good way to help us to communicate, and itself is a good example of graduate education internationalization as well.”
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