Alabama State University has signed an educational agreement with Yangzhou University in China to allow more travel between the two universities to study and conduct research.
A delegation from China traveled to ASU, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Friday, Dec.14, by Dr. Sharron Herron-Williams, ASU’s interim associate provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and by Dr. Xinan Jao, president of Yangzhou University.
Herron-Williams said ASU has positioned itself throughout the world to be a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) technologies, and this partnership will broaden the exchange of students and faculty.
“We have some active research already being engaged in a partnership with (Yangzhou University) by faculty at ASU and faculty at Yangzhou,” she said. “I believe that the extension of this partnership is going to provide some positive results in the STEM fields, especially NanoBiotechnology.”