Thursday September 17, 2009

The Object of Chinese Media Attention

Journalists from the Zhejiang province of China visited in September to talk with students, faculty and administrators about why the University of Dayton is a popular choice for Chinese students.

A delegation of nine education journalists from the Zhejiang province of China visited the University of Dayton Sept. 10-11 to learn about the University's international partnerships and programs for international students.

The journalists, representing Qianjiang Evening News, Zhejiang Television, Wenzhou Metropolis News, Wenzhou Economic Daily and Ningbo Evening News, met with University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran who discussed the University's partnerships with many Chinese universities and the characteristics of the University that are attractive to Chinese students.

The journalists also met with other University officials including Provost Joseph Saliba and School of Engineering Dean Tony Saliba. They observed a distance learning class in electrical engineering and toured the Center for International Programs.

Highlights of the visit included a peek at an apartment in the international student residences and conversations with Chinese students about their lives and studies at the University.

The journalists came to campus through partnership with the American Education United Association, an organization that helps the University of Dayton's recruiting efforts in China.

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, executive director of news and communications, at 937-229-3257 or