Cal State San Bernardino and Dalain University, China, have signed a memorandum of understating that will promote academic cooperation and strengthen educational, cultural and technological ties between the two institutions of higher education.

In addition, the agreement will promote continuing internationalization of the two universities, providing students the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by exposing them to different cultures, as well as opportunities to study abroad. Such opportunities will help prepare them for professional careers across cultural boundaries in an increasingly global economy.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales and Dalain University President Chengsheng Pan signed the agreement during a meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, at CSUSB.

Dalain University is located on China’s northeast coast in Liaoning Province. It has an enrollment of 15,000 full-time students, and 5,000 international and continuing education students, with a full-time faculty of 4,500, which includes 451 who hold Ph.Ds. Many of its faculty members have an overseas education background.

A comprehensive university, Dalain has 25 colleges — which includes Medical Science, Life Sciences, Nursing, Environmental and Chemical Science, Tourism and Arts and Business. It has two nursing schools and two affiliated hospitals.