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China 1+2+1=10: Dual Degree Program Marks Decade of Global Partnerships

George Mason University’s largest dual degree program is celebrating a special anniversary as it welcomes its 10th cohort this fall semester. Forty-one Chinese students will arrive Aug. 17 on George Mason’s Fairfax Campus to join the China 1+2+1 Program—proving George

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Provost Peter Stearns Blogs On China 1+2+1

Quite a few people know about this highly successful program, but a further shout out is appropriate. The program, now in its 9th year at Mason, has brought 264 Chinese students to Mason from a variety of interesting Chinese universities.

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Popular Dual Degree Program Brings Many Chinese Students to Mason

One of the things Mason senior Zhichao “Frank” Cong noticed immediately on his arrival on the Mason campus from Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China, was the remarkable diversity of the student population. “Mason is much more diversified than where

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Chinese Media Expert Speaks at Mason

On Feb. 9, Guoming Yu, a well-known expert on Chinese media and deputy dean of the School of Journalism at Renmin (People’s) University in Beijing, spoke on “Media and Culture: Reflections on the China Experience” to a large group of students

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Mason’s Artistic Connections with China Create Rich Learning Environment

Walking through the de Laski Performing Arts Building, it’s not uncommon to see a nine-foot grand piano, a trumpet, a bassoon or even a five-piece drum set. But what about an erhu, a zhonghu or a bamboo flute? These traditional Chinese

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Mason Celebrates Graduation of U.S.-China Dual Degree Program Students

On June 22, Mason Provost Peter Stearns attended the annual graduation ceremony for the U.S.-China 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program, where 22 students received their diplomas in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The 1+2+1 program is a partnership between American

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Mason Recognized in Top 100 of Academic Ranking of World Universities

Mason was ranked as one of the top 100 North and Latin American universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education conducts the analysis annually and published the results on the institute’s

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Chinese Students Thrive in Dual Academic Program

Mason has a strong history of international ties, and its U.S.-China 1+2+1 Joint Academic Program adds to the tapestry of one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Since Mason joined the program in 2004, Mason’s China coordinator

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Chinese Administrator Explores American University System through Mason Visit

Xia Jinwen, director of the Teaching Affairs Office at Nanjing Normal University in China, has been at George Mason since Feb.10 shadowing Provost Peter Stearns to learn more about the American university system. Mason is one of 10 public universities

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International Agreement Will Bring Chinese Students to George Mason

One of the key accomplishments of President Alan Merten’s trip to Asia last fall was signing agreements with seven Chinese universities that will send students to Mason for their sophomore and junior years. As a result of the agreements, part

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