China Office Staff

Head shot of Wanling QuWanling Qu, Ed. D.

China Office Director

As Director of the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) China Office in Beijing, Wanling Qu advances the mission of the University’s China Center and provides marketing and recruitment support for GO Minnesota. Wanling has been an advocate of expanded academic, business, and cultural exchange between China and the United States since becoming director of the Freshman Program at the Cultural Exchange College of Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) in the early 2000s. She has earned degrees in International Business and English from SISU, as well as a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the UMN Carlson School of Management and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration for International Education from the UMN College of Education and Human Development. Wanling’s professional background includes working for premier institutions of higher education and large corporations in both China and America. Wanling speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Lin Chen

China Office Assistant

Lin joined the China Office in February 2014 to support the China Office coordinator in both the daily operations and overall development of the office. Her duties include assisting the coordinator to strategize on student engagement and outreach activities in China, promoting U of M’s alumni network in China and organizing alumni-oriented activities, managing the China Office website and other social media platforms, and running general office errands. Previously, she worked as a program officer at the Confucius Institute Headquarters London Office. In development and education administration, she has experience in event coordination, data maintenance, news writing, and stewardship. Lin has a B.A. from Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and a M.A. from the University of Westminster.


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