Metropolitan State hosts Chinese delegates

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities are cohosting a delegation of 19 higher education administrators from China. The delegation arrived in Minnesota on July 12 and will visit Metropolitan State Wednesday, July 22.

According to Doug Knowlton, interim vice president of student academic success, the visit is a means for exploring possible international partnerships between Chinese and American universities. “We’re looking closely at curriculum integration between programs, especially in areas such as business and computer science,” Knowlton said.

One possible partnership could involve the ability for students from China to come to Metropolitan State to complete part of their education. Knowlton hopes these potential partnership opportunities can increase Metropolitan State’s global presence: “The world we live in is increasingly global and the more we can expose our students to that the better.”

During their visit to Metropolitan State, the delegation will meet with Devinder Malhotra, interim president, and other selected faculty members to learn about university programs. Metropolitan State also hosts the closing ceremony on July 24 before the delegation returns to China on July 25.

For more information contact Doug Knowlton, interim vice president of student success, at