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SWOSU Signs Agreement with Taiwan University

January 15, 2009

SWOSU and Taiwan University Sign Agreement
Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Taipei (Taiwan) Municipal University of Education recently signed an agreement of academic exchange. Signing the agreement are TMUE President Tien-Yu Lin (left) and SWOSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Radwan Al-Jarrah, who represented SWOSU at the signing in Taiwan.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has now signed five agreements of academic exchange with various countries with the latest being in Taipei, Taiwan.

SWOSU and Taipei Municipal University of Education recently finalized the agreement, which was signed by SWOSU President John Hays and TMUE President Tien-Yu Lin.

TMUE is a comprehensive, accredited state university with a student body of 4,500. Located in downtown Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, TMUE is supported by a city of population of 3 million people.

Dr. Radwan Al-Jarrah, dean of the SWOSU College of Arts & Sciences, helped finalize the agreement between the two universities. Al-Jarrah has also led SWOSU agreements with universities in South Korea, Costa Rica and Jordan (two universities).

The agreements will provide opportunities for both students and faculty at SWOSU.  The international exchanges are part of SWOSU's strategic plan that by 2010, SWOSU students will be better prepared to live in an increasingly global, diverse, and technological society. Two students from Dong-A University in South Korea just arrived on the SWOSU campus to begin the 2009 spring semester.

The first exchange of students and faculty with Taiwan is expected to begin in Fall 2009 and the agreement is for five years.  

SWOSU has locations in Weatherford and Sayre. The university has 5,000 students. For more information about the international programs, contact Al-Jarrah at radwan.aljarrah@swosu.edu or (580) 774-7152.

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