By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing
Bloomfield College continued its global expansion by welcoming a new international partner Jan. 26, as the institution formally announced a partnership with Cangzhou Normal University of Cangzhou, China.
As part of the agreement, students will participate in joint degree programs, ESL classes and English teacher training programs while staying on Bloomfield’s 11-acre campus.
“We are looking forward to developing a long term relationship with this distinguished Chinese institution of higher education and continuing Bloomfield College's role in the increasingly important field of global education,” said the College’s President, Richard Levao.
An institution comprised of more than 10,000 students, Cangzhou Normal also features 411 full-time faculty members, and offers courses in 16 academic departments and 48 specialties including fine arts, science, engineering, economics and law.
Founded in 2003, Bloomfield’s International Students Program is comprised of students hailing from 35 countries, including Korea, France, China, Brazil and the Czech Republic. With the emergence of globalization in the field of higher education, the college has made significant strides in transforming the institution into a global academic destination.
"Through this partnership agreement with Cangzhou Normal University, Bloomfield College will provide English teacher training programs, joint degree programs, short term trainings and ESL classes to the northern part of China," said Vice President for Global Affairs and Professional Studies Peter Jeong. "We are excited to begin this new bond, and hope it will lead to many collaborative opportunities for both institutions in the future."
A diverse institution in Bloomfield, N.J. that features 2,000 students, Bloomfield College has recently been named among the best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 "Best Colleges" rankings. Offering over 60 majors and concentrations, the four-year institution will break ground on a new state-of-the-art, on-campus home for its award-winning Division of Creative Arts & Technology in May 2015.