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University of Minnesota in Taipei

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 Taipei, President Kaler met with some 150 alumni at theTaipei Hilton during the University of Minnesota Taipei chapter of the alumni association reception. The next day, he met with Taiwan’s deputy minister of education, Pit-wan Huang. He also visited National Taiwan University, where some 32 faculty members hold University of Minnesota degrees. President Kaler also visited National Yang Ming Universitywhere he signed a renewal of a collaborative agreement with Yang Ming’s School of Nursing. He toured Yang Ming’s biophotonics labafter signing the agreement.

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