“The knowledge-sharing and real-world solutions that these relationships produce benefit the citizens of our partner countries”
The faculty senate voted against this idea, but the school is moving forward with it.
The Cornell Chronicle reports:
Hotel School, Peking University green-lighted to launch dual-degree program
Seeking to strengthen global academic connections across political and cultural differences, Cornell has announced its approval for an international dual-degree program between the School of Hotel Administration, in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and China’s Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.
The program, advanced by the Hotel School faculty, was approved by Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff. It was then presented to the Cornell Board of Trustees’ Committee on Academic Affairs on May 28.
“I appreciate the careful discussion that this program has provoked. Cornell has a long history of working with academic partners around the world,” Kotlikoff said. “These collaborations are vital to our mission of teaching, discovery and engagement, and we encourage responsible collaborations even in countries with which we might have fundamental disagreements.
“The knowledge-sharing and real-world solutions that these relationships produce benefit the citizens of our partner countries” he said, “and in the long run contribute to the betterment of our shared global community.”
The new program – a part-time program designed for executive professionals residing in China – received approval from the Graduate Committee of the Graduate School; the Committee for Academic Programs and Policies in the Faculty Senate; and the International Council.
The program is currently awaiting final review by the New York State Education Department.
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