General Information

Headquartered in
Beijing
Representative
Ms. Qu Wanling, Beijing Office Coordinator
Website

Contact Information

  • Address: 2-2-32 Diplomatic Residence Compound No. 1 Xiushui Jie Chaoyang District Jianguo Men Wai Beijing, 100600
  • Tel: 86-10-8532 4068
  • E-mail: beijing@umn.edu

Online Presence

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Summary

The University of Minnesota’s Beijing Office was established in 2009 as the institution’s first international extension office. In recognition of the more than 8,000 Chinese alumni that have graduated from the University since the first three Chinese scholars enrolled in 1914, the Beijing Office is a critical resource to further develop educational, cultural, and social collaborations among China, the University of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota.

This office focuses on three core areas:

- Recruitment: Consistent with the University’s mission to become one of the world’s top three public research institutions, the Beijing Office recruits top academic talent from China’s key high schools and universities.
- Educational collaboration: The Beijing Office serves a bridge to facilitate educational collaborations between leading schools in China and the University of Minnesota.
- Alumni relations: An essential purpose of the Beijing Office is to improve the alumni network for the thousands of University of Minnesota graduates who are residents of China.

Services


If you are travelling to China on official University business, the Beijing Office may be able to help make your trip more productive. Because the staff of the Beijing Office is familiar with both the standards of the University and the services of local businesses, they are able to provide advice and referrals for reputable translators, restaurants, hotels, and other services you may require during your travel. The office also has individual workspace available with basic office amenities (e.g., internet connection, fax line, copier) and rooms to host meetings.

If you are interested in using the services offered by the Beijing Office, please contact us to discuss your individual situation and how we can help you make the best of your time in China.

Since the opening of the University Beijing Office in October 2009, the office has:

- Directly assisted more than 30 visiting faculty and administrators of the U with their visits and/or business functions in China

- Supported 15 programs across the University with activities ranging from student recruiting to developing internships in China to building educational exchanges

- Helped four University students with academic or doctoral research projects in China

- Held meetings with four Minnesota-based corporate programs regarding their businesses priorities in China, and hosted an event with a Minnesota political leader

- Hosted, consulted and/or interviewed more than 80 prospective students

- Facilitated connections with more than 50 Chinese UMN alumni

- Established or maintained 25 University-China relationships