The University of Minnesota China Center was established in 1979 to manage the University's exchanges with the Greater China area (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan). For more than three decades, the China Center has reflected the firm and long-standing commitment of the University to international research, teaching, and outreach.
Mingda Institute for Leadership Training
Certified by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs of China, the Mingda Institute for Leadership Training was founded in 2001 to conduct training programs for Chinese professionals. The Institute has provided training for more than 2,900 Chinese education administrators, faculty, government officials, and business leaders. As an arm of the China Center, the Institute implements the mission of building U.S.-China bridges through training Chinese talent and developing partnerships with Chinese organizations and the Minnesota community.