August 8 2012 Grand Opening
The University of Dayton is establishing a presence in China with the Aug. 8 grand opening of the in one of the fastest-growing innovation parks in the world.
Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) officials invited the University of Dayton to open a stand-alone institute in the ultra-modern park and then made a multi-million-dollar investment in the renovation of a five-story, 68,000-square-foot building for classrooms, laboratories and project space.
SIP wants the University of Dayton to do applied research and product development for industries in the park, which is home to a third of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, as well as provide education and training. ...University of Dayton China Institute
Weiping Wang, who has overseen the University of Dayton's initiatives in China since 2002 and helped increase enrollment of Chinese students to a record high, serves as the executive director of the University of Dayton China Institute. ...