VINCENNES, Ind. – Representatives of Nanjing Technical Vocational
College in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China and Vincennes University signed an
articulation agreement on Jan. 13 that will allow Nanjing students to
pursue a baccalaureate degree in technology at VU.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with Nanjing Technical
Vocational College,” said Dr. Laura Treanor, VU Provost and Vice
President of Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty. “We’re excited to
receive their students and begin working toward a partnership that we
believe will be mutually beneficial.”
The Nanjing delegation included Dr. Shen Jin, Associate President and
Provost; Qi Yang, Director of Admissions and Associate Professor; and
Feng Jun, College Teacher, Lecturer and Interpreter.
The University welcomed the honored guests to VU as part of a
four-day itinerary, Jan. 12-15, that includes a signing ceremony,
tours of multiple VU campuses, and visits to historical sites.
“Our faculty and staff have reviewed their curriculum and we are
confident in the quality of graduates produced by NTVC,” VU President
Chuck Johnson said. “Like VU, NTVC has significant emphasis on
technical middle-skill type careers. NTVC also believes as VU does in
The partnership sets up a framework for VU that should be useful in
developing further collaborations with other higher education
institutions in China.
“This is the first articulation in China that we’ve had for the
baccalaureate programs,” Johnson said. “This is a starting point and I
think there will be more ways for us to collaborate. We look forward
to a long and successful partnership.”
In addition to the technology bachelor’s degree, Vincennes University
offers bachelor’s degree programs in homeland security and public
safety, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and
science, and special education/elementary education. The University
also offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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