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International Exchange TU to Partner with China University of Petroleum

Dr. Michael Troilo, Wellspring Assistant Professor of International Business and China scholar, has instrumental role in facilitating international exchange program with the China University of Petroleum, in Beijing.

Dr. Michael Troilo, Wellspring Assistant Professor of International Business and scholar of entrepreneurship in China, played an instrumental role in facilitating negotiations with representatives from the China University of Petroleum, Beijing. Their visit to The University of Tulsa resulted in President Steadman Upham signing an exchange agreement with CUP in April, 2008. 

Since Fall 2009, students from CUP have studied at the TU, and soon, TU students will have the opportunity to study overseas at one of China’s top 50 universities. The best and brightest from CUP — five to 10 students a year — will finish their junior and senior years at TU and be cultural ambassadors for their country.

“The China University of Petroleum is considered among the most prestigious schools in China and has a quality economic environment,” said Dean Gale Sullenberger. “Our students will have a chance to meet and interact with the future leaders of China. This area of the world is the new frontier of economic growth and will be significant for decades to come.”

Visiting officials from CUP included President Zhang Laibin, Professor Xudong Sun
and Deputy Director Zhaoxia Dong. During their visit good will was exchanged, along with gifts and toasts at Upham’s home, as they sought to iron out details of their new relationship with TU.

“We rolled out the red carpet for the representatives,” said Mike Troilo, assistant professor of international business. “Their students are the crème de la crème of Asia, and we’re so excited to have the benefit of having these students on our campus. And when our students begin studying in China, they’ll experience firsthand what it’s like living in a country that has such prominence in a global setting.”

In addition to the Collins College of Business, CUP will also partner with the TU Department of Petroleum Engineering.

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