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Tsinghua University is often referred to as the "MIT of China." Tsinghua (whose main campus is in Beijing) maintains a "Tsinghua Science Park" (a technology park) at its campus in Langfang, Hebei, a Chinese Province of 76 million people. Tsinghua is also closely allied with the Provincial Government of Hebei through the "Hebei-Tsinghua Development Institute."

In September, 2006, the University of Massachusetts signed a Letter of Intent with the Hebei-Tsinghua Development Institute. This partnership brings UMass recognition in China as a world class university and provides important access to the Chinese Government. With this agreement, Tsinghua University and the main development arm of a Chinese Province of 76 million people have jointly pledged to help Massachusetts companies set up technology sales and other business initiatives.

In March, 2007, University of Massachusetts Medical School professor and Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, traveled to speak at Tisinghua University. There, Dr. Mello, who serves as the Presidential Science Advisor to UMass President Jack M. Wilson, agreed to serve as a Science Advisor to Yankang Zheng , Vice Chair of the Tsinghua University Council and President of Tsinghua University.

  • View President Zheng's congratulatory letter to the University of Massachusetts, for Dr. Craig Mello's accomplishments.
Tsinghua University Academic Bridging Program

The Tsinghua University Academic Bridging Program provides specialized, focused preparation in Beijing that then becomes a pathway to study at the University of Massachusetts. Currently the program has enrolled 80 Chinese students who are studying at UMass Boston. The program is expected to grow quickly, with a target of 200 such students a year.

Massachusetts Technology Base at Tsinghua University

On July 5, 2007 Dr. Marcellette G. Williams, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and International Relations for the President's Office of the University of Massachusetts, and senior officials of Tsinghua University unveiled the Massachusetts Technology Base at Tsinghua University Hebei Institute in China.

The technology base is a partnership between the two universities and will serve to market the University of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Hebei Province, and is designed to facilitate the provision of services and consultation for American companies operating in China and for Chinese companies doing business in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Massachusetts Technology Base at Tsinghua University.

  • View the agenda for the July 5th, 2007 unveiling ceremony of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Base.

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