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Students from Nan Kai Institute of Technology in Taiwan to Visit U of M, Crookston April 23 to May 5, 2007
April 19, 2007

Contact: Tom Baldwin, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, 218-281-8340 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (April 19, 2007) – Sixteen students from Nan Kai Institute of Technology (NKIT) in Taiwan will arrive Monday, April 23 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC).

Students will participate in a variety of local attractions, tours, business development curriculum, manufacturing design and project development activities. While on campus, the students will have the opportunity to learn English and engage in multiple activities with UMC faculty, students and staff.

Participating students are currently enrolled in 2-year programs in mechanical engineering and business English at NKIT. Students have the opportunity to transfer their international credit for future enrollment at UMC.

President of Nan Kai Institute of Technology, Kuo-Ming Wang, Ph.D., is planning to visit UMC in early May to join his students and their activities. Students will return home May 5.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream bigger dreams. To learn more, visit