Historically Black Universities Developing Ties With Educational Institutions in China

Tennessee State University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, is planning to expand its MBA program in a cooperative effort with Tianjin Polytechnic University in China. There are very few Chinese trained in business management, and with China’s growing economy there is a strong need for more training. Tennessee State hopes to enroll 20 to 30 students in an MBA program on the Chinese campus next year.

North Carolina Central University plans to start a distance education program in speech therapy to English-speaking students in China. The program will be run by faculty members in NCCU’s communication disorders department. There is a pressing need for speech therapists in China. There are only 500 speech therapists in the entire nation of China, a country with over a billion people. In comparison, there are 1,500 speech therapists in the state of North Carolina, which has a population of 9 million.