DSU President Harry L. Williams recently traveled to China and Ghana, where he signed new agreements with five different institutions that will facilitate cooperative degree programs, faculty/student exchanges and other collaborations.
DSU President Harry L. William joins Professor William Otoo Ellis, vice-chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in signing an agreement that will facilitate faculty/students exchanges.
Dr. Williams and representatives of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences -- Dr. Dyremple Marsh, college dean; Dr. Albert Essel, associate dean for Cooperative Extension; and Dr. Marikis Alvarez, associate dean for research – were in the West African country of Ghana June 14-19 where agreements were signed with the University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The Memorandum of Understanding documents signed between DSU and the Ghanaian institutionsl of higher education will facilitate faculty/student exchanges, research collaborations, joint grant proposals and other academic and development activities.
Dr. Williams and Dr. Fengshan Liu, associate vice president of International Affairs, also traveled to China, where new agreements were signed with Changchun University of Science and Technology and Dalian University of Technology’s School of Continuing Education.
Two eight-year formal cooperative degree program agreements with Changchun University (located in the Chinese province of Jilin) will provide Chinese students with an opportunity to study computational mathematics and optical information science/technology at DSU during their senior year after completing the degree requirements of their first three years at Changchun.
A five-year formal accord with Dalian University (located in the Chinese province of Liaoning) will enable qualified students to enroll in DSU’s Master of Business Administration program. The Dalian students will be able to enroll in the MBA Program at either DSU’s main campus in Dover or at its DSU@Wilmington  location.
The students from both Changchun and Dalian will pay out-of-state tuition for their time at DSU. The recent agreements with these two Chinese universities are an expansion of faculty/student exchange agreements reached with DSU several years ago.
“These agreements are solid evidence that international institutions of higher education are finding outstanding academic value in Delaware State University and great opportunities for their students to achieve their academic aspirations by studying abroad at DSU,” Dr. Williams said. “We will continue to work to expand our international portfolio and establish this institution as a highly desired global educational destination.”
With the recent agreements in China, DSU now has joint academic programs with five Chinese universities. In addition to Changchun and Dalian, there are also joint programs with Ningbo University of Technology, Sanming University and Jilin University of Finance and Economics.
Currently DSU has agreements with 32 institutions of higher education outside of the United States in the countries of China, Ghana, Korea, France, South Africa, Bangladesh, India and Mexico.