Saginaw Valley State University has affirmed its longstanding partnership with Jinan University, SVSU's sister school from Guangzhou, China.
The partnership is designed to facilitate the exchange of information regarding health care and education in the United States and China. For the past 30 years, students and faculty from SVSU travel to Guangzhou and nurses from Jinan University visit SVSU on an annual basis.
SVSU President Donald Bachand and Chen Weiju, dean of nursing at Jinan University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 15, formally committing both schools to the ongoing relationship. Weiju first came to SVSU as a guest scholar in the 1990s.
At SVSU, the relationship is primarily maintained by the College of Health and Human Services. A delegation of SVSU students and faculty will travel to Jinan University this July as part of the exchange program.