Rauner cites Chicago campus program as 'win-win' between Illinois, China
Gov. Bruce Rauner pointed to the relationship between two schools on opposite sides of the ocean as the perfect example of educational opportunities available Illinois and China during his recent Asian trade mission.
"An example is our recent partnership between Zhejiang University and the University of Illinois (at) Chicago campus where we will begin to offer engineering curriculum based degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering here in China," he said, according to a press release.
Rauner visited the campus in Hangzhou, where he met with top university officials and addressed a group of students in a joint Zhejiang and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign program. He met with University Party Secretary Zou Xiaogong and toured the school’s modern facilities.
Zhejiang is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China and is globally ranked.
Addressing the students in the joint institution program, Rauner offered them tips for their own future business endeavors.
“Be willing to take a risk, that’s the key to a better life,” Rauner said in the release. “Persistence is key. You’ll have many setbacks, obstacles and barriers. Never give up.”