ABOUT CHINA 100
China 100 was a yearlong celebration honoring the first students from China and the wealth of connections that have come since. This celebration honored the past and took a look forward at the engagement between the University of Minnesota and China.
The first Chinese students, Pan Wen Huen, Pan Wen Ping, and Kwong Yih Kum, enrolled at the University in 1914. 100 years later, the University hosts more than 2,200 students and scholars from China each year, while its American students are studying in more than 15 study abroad and exchange programs in greater numbers each year.
In 2014, the University had more than 80 memorandum of agreements with some 30 Chinese universities as strategic partners, while University world-renowned faculty works with Chinese researchers to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. As one of the first universities to resume academic exchanges with China in 1979, the University of Minnesota hopes to continue its strong commitment to developing more exchange and partnership opportunities with China in the next 100 years.