Following a highly selective application process, Dr. Jianping Fan, associate professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte, has been named the first UNC-Fudan Senior Fellow. This prestigious fellowship will strengthen and enhance current initiatives and develop new opportunities for partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai as well as other universities in China on behalf of UNC Charlotte and the UNC system.
As part of Dr. Fan’s role, he will work toward developing a 3+2 BS+MS Program for UNC Charlotte in collaboration with the School of Computer Science at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Fan will also work to establish a UNC Charlotte faculty exchange program at Fudan University as well as student exchange agreements with Fudan, Tongji and Suzhou Universities on behalf of the UNC system.
“One of the objectives of the UNC presence at Fudan and in Shanghai is to broaden the awareness of the UNC system as well as the state of North Carolina,” says Leslie Boney, UNC vice president for international, community and economic engagement. To that end, this role will foster public and private-sector collaborations by joining Shanghai entities and North Carolina Shanghai-based entities for economic summits.
The UNC-Fudan Senior Fellow assignment will extend from September 2012 to June 2013 and is made possible with funding from both UNC Charlotte and the UNC General Administration.