BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

July 30, 2007
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On the 88th floor of the headquarters of Shanghai television, Drs. Jeffrey Grilliot, Heinz Bulmahn and Rodney Rogers (third, fourth and fifth from left) get a view of the city with BGSU alumnus Ma Xinle and Yuankai Chen, a lead manager at the station and former WBGU-PBS visiting scholar.

BGSU strengthening connections, forging new ones in China

While many U.S. colleges and universities are rushing to China in the wake of the tremendous economic boom that is making headlines worldwide, “Bowling Green has been there since 1985,” points out Dr. Rodney Rogers, dean of the College of Business Administration.

Having those connections, both with Chinese universities and the many successful Chinese BGSU alumni, positions the University well to provide further study and research opportunities for students and faculty, according to Jeffrey Grilliot, director of global initiatives.

BGSU wants to expand its long association with Xi’an International Studies University and Shandong University as well as create new partnerships with other universities. It has entered into a collaborative agreement with the nonprofit SEED (Strategic Education and Economic Development) Corp., along with the University of Toledo, the Toledo Port Authority and area businesses, to further its educational and economic development mission.

"Economic development at BGSU must have an international focus. China is the most rapidly growing economy in the world and, thus, we want to bolster our actions and activities there,” said Dr. James Michael Smith, vice president for economic development and regional growth.
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