TROY – Troy University will host educators and agricultural leaders from China this week during its Second International Symposium on Alabama-China Education and Culture.
University and Chinese officials say the symposium helps develop a firm foundation for strong relationships, and educational and cultural exchanges between the state and China.
“The goal is to promote the uniqueness of Alabama in business, education and culture, to build trusted relationships, create synergy among participating organizations and build a reliable platform for collaboration and cooperation between Alabama and China," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The Chinese delegation arrives on Monday, and symposium events begin on Tuesday in Montgomery. Chinese officials will tour the city and meet with state officials. Tuesday afternoon, participants will tour LAMP, and visit with Alabama agriculture officials.
On Wednesday, the symposium will shift to the Troy Campus where a research forum will be conducted in the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, and the Sorrell College of Business.
The symposium concludes on Thursday in Troy where the group will discuss internationalization efforts.
The symposium is hosted by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, and Chinese participants include: Peking University, Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, Guizhou University, Guangxi University for Nationalities, Shaolin Martial Arts Base for International Promotion of Chinese Language, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce, and Qiqihar Reearch Institute of Education and Teaching.