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Pitt signs engineering student exchange agreement with China's Wuhan University

PITTSBURGH (December 5, 2011) ... Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg (left) and Wuhan University President Li Xiaohong signed a student-exchange agreement during their Nov. 16 visit in Nordenberg's Cathedral of Learning office.

Under terms of the accord, select Wuhan students can participate in a 3+2 program within the Pitt Swanson School of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. These select students will complete three years at Wuhan University and then finish their senior year and master's degree at Pitt.

Instrumental in achieving this agreement were Gerald D. Holder, Pitt's U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering and a professor of chemical and petroleum engineering; Lawrence Feick, director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies; Larry J. Shuman, senior associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of industrial engineering; and Minking K. Chyu, Leighton and Mary Orr Chair Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

(Reprinted with permission of The Pitt Chronicle .)


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