Six administrators and faculty from Ningxia University in China were welcomed to the campus of The Ohio State University on Thursday, October 24, 2014 through an invitation from the Ohio International Internship Program. The Ohio International Internship Program is administered through the Office of International Programs in Agriculture in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. On average, it places more than 400 U.S. and international students with industry leaders in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and turfgrass management each year.
Dr. Mike Chrisman, Director of the Ohio International Internship Program, noted Ningxia University’s strong involvement in the program and thanked the university for its support for international agricultural education throughout the years.
“Ningxia University has been very pleased with the quality of training that its students have received through our internship program,” shared Dr. Chrisman. “Upon their return, they’ve quickly secured jobs and ascended to the highest levels in their fields.”
The visitors also enjoyed a presentation on Ohio agriculture from Dr. Mark Erbaugh, Director of International Programs in Agriculture, and a discussion on the areas of continued collaboration with Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Ningxia University was founded in 1958 and resides in Yinchuan, the capital city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in north-central China. The university boasts a student enrollment of more than 21,000 students and offers 142 degree programs throughout its 24 schools. Ohio State University has focused heavily on its academic collaborations with Chinese institutions since creating the China Global Gateway Program in Shanghai, China in February, 2010.