ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico could soon be home to scores of Chinese students seeking business degrees through the Anderson School of Management.
Two Chinese universities on the south-central coast of China signed agreements this year with the Anderson School to prepare undergraduate Chinese business students for graduate-level studies at UNM, said Anderson Dean Craig White. Within a few years, those agreements and others that UNM is pursuing could create a permanent Sino-New Mexico academic pipeline that helps populate Anderson classrooms with fresh foreign recruits.
“It’s a real win for us,” White said. “There are huge numbers of students over there with potential interest in studying here. Realistically, we could end up with a lot of Chinese students at Anderson.”
The first class of 70 freshman Chinese students connected to the program started classes last September at the Beijing Institute of Technology in Zhuhai, a coastal city about 20 kilometers north of Macau. The University of Technology in the city of Dong Guan, located north of Hong Kong, is also recruiting its first freshman class.
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