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University of Minnesota in Hong Kong

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler went on an 11-day visit to Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan. The trip was designed to solidify partnerships with key China universities, to explore research and student and scholarship exchange opportunities for the University, and to launch the University’s 100th anniversary celebration of the arrival of Chinese students to its Twin Cities campus.


On his first day in Hong Kong President Kaler signed a cooperative agreement with Asia’s top-ranked university—Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)—and visited Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park. He also hosted a reception for about 75 alumni from Hong Kong.

The next day, he met with Michelle Li, Hong Kong’s Deputy Secretary of Education and about a dozen leaders of Hong Kong’s higher education community, including deans and program directors from Hong Kong University, the City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Read the President's blog to learn about all the accomplishments of the trip.