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Rutgers: Expands Global Education Opportunities in China

Rutgers School of Public Health has expanded its global education opportunities to China.

Last week, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, dean and professor, Dr. Chongyi Wei, assistant professor, and Ms. Ohemaa Boahemaa, global program coordinator, met with leaders from the Shandong University School of Public Health to sign a cooperative education agreement. The agreement supports the development of graduate-level courses for Rutgers and Shandong public health students taught by faculty from both institutions. A summer exchange program will also be developed for undergraduate Shandong students and graduate students and faculty from the Rutgers School of Public Health.

During the same time, Drs. Leslie Kantor, chair and professor, and Helmut Zarbl, chair and professor, traveled to Jilin University to create a 4 +1 +1 program. The program will allow Jilin University students who have completed four years of undergraduate coursework in preventive medicine to complete a Master of Public Health Degree at the Rutgers School of Public Health.

The Rutgers School of Public Health is thrilled to have two additional partners in public health.

The Shandong University School of Public Health and Jilin University join the University of West Attica School of Public Health (formally the National School of Public Health) and Harokopio University, both in Greece, and the University of Dodoma College of Health Sciences in Tanzania.

“Global partnerships are imperative to solving increasingly complex public health problems,” said Dean Halkitis. “Our School and students are lucky to have opportunities that will allow them to learn about global health challenges and solutions from our international partners.”

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