Troy University establishes new program with Inner Mongolia University

Posted: Wednesday, 16 July 2008

TROY – Troy University has created a “2+2” dual degree program with Inner Mongolia University in China.

It marks the first such agreement with a university in that region of the People’s Republic of China.

“This partnership with Inner Mongolia University adds depth to the growing presence TROY enjoys in China. The rich history and culture of Mongolia will be valued by our students and faculty,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor.

The program will offer selected students at both TROY and Inner Mongolia University the opportunity to study two years at their home institution and two years at the other. At the completion of the program students will be awarded undergraduate degrees from both institutions.

A formal memorandum of understanding was signed on June 21 by Dr. Hawkins and IMU President Lian Ji during a visit to IMU by Dr. Hawkins, who was in China to attend the University’s fifth commencement ceremonies of the Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program. The “1-2-1” program pioneered by TROY now serves as the model dual-degree program for U.S. universities.

Specific details of the program, including exactly which fields of study will be involved, will be developed by academic leaders at both institutions, but business management and English literature may become the first areas of study for the program.