USC Opens Shanghai Office
The University of Southern California’s Office of Globalization will soon double its presence in Asia with the opening of a new international office in Shanghai, China, the school announced Tuesday. This brings the number of USC offices in Asia to four, and two more – in Seoul, South Korea, and India – are scheduled to open later this year.
USC alumna Jennifer Yizuan Zhao (MBA 09) has been appointed associate director of the new office, joining professor Tom Peterson, who runs the USC Marshall School of Business Global Executive MBA program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Christopher Leung (MS 08), who represents the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Adam Clayton Powell III, USC vice provost for globalization, said “The opening of our office in Shanghai is a reflection of USC’s many and deep connections to China, as well as the city’s rising international influence. As America’s leader in international education, it’s essential for USC to have a full-time presence in China’s largest city and such an important center of finance and trade.”
USC’s international offices work closely with academic partners in education and research, partners in the corporate and nongovernmental organization worlds, government agencies and international organizations, as well as a global network of the university’s alumni and friends.
Last year, more than 1,200 students from China enrolled at USC, making it the most popular American university among Chinese students, the article reveals.
(Shanghai street scene courtesy of Flickr user D’N’C, CC 2.0)
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