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WKU Welcomes the 2nd Cohort of Graduate and Doctoral Students
Date:2021-09-03 17:46:39 Source:Wenzhou·China Fonts:[ Large Medium Small ]

On August 30th, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) welcomed the second cohort of graduate and doctoral students. Some of them were enrolled in the new post-baccalaureate programs: master’s degrees in computer information systems, international business administration and architecture.

Among these students, the oldest is 54 years old, the youngest 22 years old, and more than 40 “post-90s”. And there are 20 students from Wenzhou and one from the United States, Joseph Poniatowski, an English lecturer at the School of Liberal Arts at WKU. He applied for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at WKU. Joseph obtained a master’s degree in education management and policy studies from the State University of New York at Albany and has more than 15 years of teaching experiences abroad. “I hope to do more research in education and education management with my advisor Norman and improve my knowledge research capabilities in this field.” He said.

The university has prepared a brand-new student dormitory “Orange Building” for graduate and doctoral students this year. Each room has a complete set of kitchen equipment, but also a communal living room, independent bathroom, and an open balcony which provides a beautiful view of the campus. Xu Ruman, pursuing a master of arts degree in instruction and curriculum at WKU, is the first to come to the university. She worked successively in Wenzhou New Oriental and Wenzhou Experimental Middle School after graduating from university. “The schools give higher priority to the qualifications of job-seekers, so I hope to come to WKU to improve myself,” she said.

Chen Min, a doctoral student in educational leadership, is an associate professor at Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College. When asked why he applied for the doctoral program, he smiled and said, “I used to come to WKU to attend academic conferences before. I was impressed by this Chinese-American jointly established University in my hometown, and I have been longing for coming here to study.”

On the registration day, Eric Yixin Yang, Ph.D., Kean’s associate provost for academic affairs and acting vice chancellor for WKU, addressed at the first meeting with the students. He encouraged them to make full use of academic resources at WKU and actively participate in Global Lecture Series and workshops to continuously improve their critical thinking, logical thinking, and leadership.

WKU’s graduate programs share the same curriculum and program requirement as Kean University, with a 1 to 3 years’ full-time master’s degree and a 3 to 5 years full-time doctoral degree; 2 to 4 years’ part-time master’s degree and a 4 to 7 years’ part-time doctoral degree. Graduates are honored with a master’s or doctoral degree from Kean University, and the degree can be accredited by China Academic Degrees Center of the Ministry of Education of China.

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