In December 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman signed an agreement with the Chinese Scholarship Council as well as Memoranda of Understanding with the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Dalian University of Technology (DUT), and North Eastern Agricultural University.
With UNL College of Engineering leaders including Namas Chandra, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and Yongfeng Lu, Lott Professor of Electrical Engineering, Perlman also visited Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and met with representatives of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST).
“These universities are considered top-tier universities,” said Chandra, “where we plan to strongly interact and recruit their best students” to enhance the college’s Ph.D. enrollment growth. He cited the benefit to research efforts and in preparation for Nebraska joining the Big Ten. These top students are pre-selected and paid $12,000 per year for four years by the CSC for their educational pursuits.
Nebraska Engineering faculty and Ph.D. program chairs will identify top students eligible for CSC and encourage these students to attend UNL.