Georgia Regents University looks to strengthen ties with Chinese schools

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A dozen students from the CSRA Chinese School sang a traditional song Tuesday as part of a program for visitors and patients in the lobby of Children’s Hospital of Georgia, a reflection of Augusta’s long and diverse Chinese history.

Georgia Regents University is seeking to deepen its own ties to Chinese universities and might call on Augusta’s Chinese groups to help, officials said.

The most tangible evidence of those new ties might come this fall when six Chinese nursing students enroll in the GRU College of Nursing, the result of more than a year of ongoing talks and negotiations with Jianghan University in Wuhan. It began after the dean of the medical school at Jianghan saw the interdisciplinary simulation center at GRU and expressed an interest in greater collaboration, said Dr. Lori Anderson, the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Nursing, who also oversees the center.

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