Dr. Hoffman Travels to China for Agreement Renewal with Jiangsu University

By Christopher Sarachilli | June 30, 2016

Dr. John Hoffman, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, traveled to Zhenjiang, China, in June to renew the cooperation agreement between Arcadia University and Jiangsu University. The agreement, signed by Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Chen Long, vice president for overseas education at Jiangsu, supports the continuation of the Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Joint Education program.

Established in 2011, the program allows students who complete three years at Jiangsu and one year at Arcadia to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from both institutions. Arcadia hosted 11 students from Jiangsu throughout the 2015-16 academic year and will welcome 15 undergraduates to the Glenside campus this fall.

The program’s administrators, faculty, and staff include Dr. Hong Zhang, professor of mathematics at Jiangsu; Dr. Bei Wang, associate professor of mathematics at Jiangsu; Dr. Yanxia Jia, associate professor of computer science at Arcadia; Grace Wang, Arcadia’s representative in China; Dr. Dianchen Lu, dean of Jiangsu’s School of Science; Dr. Xizhong Zheng, professor of computer science and mathematics at Arcadia; Dr. Houqiang Fang, associate professor of mathematics at Jiangsu; and Dr. Jun Wang, professor of mathematics and chair of mathematical finance at Jiangsu.