On a recent trip to China, President Richard C. Levin and other university officers cemented a program of exchanges between Yale and Fudan University in Shanghai. The Fudan-Yale Center for Education Cooperation, one of several programs between Yale and Chinese universities, will build on educational exchanges that began in 1996.
The new center will promote exchanges among scholars in history, East Asian languages and literature, genetics, biology, law, medicine and management. The centerpiece of the agreement is the Fudan-Yale Biomedical Research Center. Tian Xu, Ph.D. ’90, vice chair of genetics and special advisor to Levin on science and higher education in China, will direct both the education center and the biomedical center. Xu received his undergraduate degree at Fudan and his doctorate at Yale.
Xu said Yale has three goals—to help establish a world-class research center, to help Chinese educators reform their educational system and to promote understanding between the two countries.