The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) welcomed 20 officials from the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in China on Monday, Dec. 1, for a two-week program on management and innovation in higher education.
During the program, participants heard from Duke faculty on the history of the U.S. education system, trends in higher education, institutional innovations implemented at Duke, and modern tools and technology used for research. They also heard from Duke University President Richard Brodhead on the university’s vision, strategic planning process and partnerships around the globe.
“We were satisfied with every aspect of this program,” said Yang Xiaojiang, delegation leader for postgraduate education at Jiangsu. “It made a very strong impression with our delegation that we were able to meet with the president and provost of Duke.”
Following their training at Duke, participants visited several universities on the East Coast, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, Princeton, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).