Chinese Government Signs MOU with Howard, HBCUs in Beijing

Howard University and seven other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States signed a memorandum-of-understanding today with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), China’s nonprofit organization conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

The agreement formally acknowledges the 1,000 scholarships for HBCU students announced by Vice Premier Liu Yandong at a November 2013 Capitol Hill meeting in Washington, D.C., between leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus and HBCU presidents from Howard University, Morgan State University, Tougaloo College and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Anthony Wutoh, assistant provost for international affairs and dean of the College of Pharmacy represented Howard as a member of the delegation. Members participated in the HBCUs-Chinese Universities Roundtable where they engaged in dialogue with their Chinese university counterparts about mutually agreed upon processes for implementing the 1,000-scholarship award initiative.

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 ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

The College of Pharmacy's mission is to provide pharmaceutical education of excellent quality to students with high academic, scholarship and leadership potential, with particular emphasis on the recruitment, retention and graduation of African-American and ethnically diverse students. The principle goals of the college are to recruit, train and educate those students to assume leadership roles in pharmacy; to produce skilled pharmaceutical care practitioners, proficient pharmaceutical scientists and competent educators to meet the challenges of the profession and society; to recruit and retain faculty dedicated to teach and mentor students, conduct research and pursue other scholarly activities, and to provide postgraduate and continuing professional education and community services that will enhance the quality of pharmaceutical care.

ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.

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