The Daily Cardinal — November 16, 2010
“Chancellor recognizes power in global economy, Martin’s trip to China a worthwhile experience”
UW-Madison has made great headway when it comes to reaching out to China. Chancellor Biddy Martin has been to China more than any other foreign country during her tenure as chancellor. She recently returned from a trip that focused on building positive relations within China on both an educational and a state level. The university has made it a priority to build relations with China in educational terms.
“We are building a range of different kinds of relationships,” Martin said upon her return to campus. “Obviously, we are developing closer institution-to-institution ties with major universities as a way of supporting existing collaboration and creating new opportunities for our faculty and students.”
Furthermore, UW-Madison is building relationships on a state level in order to increase Wisconsin’s global influence and notoriety.
“On this trip we met with two provincial governors and members of their staffs to discuss possible state-to-state collaborations,” Martin said.