LSU Signs Letter of Intent with National Taiwan University

11/29/2011 04:04 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU has signed a letter of intent with the College of Management of the National Taiwan University to further “international co-operation in research and education.”


According to Emerging Markets Initiative Director Ye-Sho Chen, who is also a professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences, the agreement between the two institutions will include:

  • Organization and performance of joint research projects, academic seminars and guest lecturers
  • Exchanges of faculty, research and students
  • Exchanges of scholarly materials, research reports, publications, etc.


“This letter of intent is valid for five years and can be extended by mutual consent,” Chen said. “This agreement was signed by both LSU Chancellor Michael Martin and E. J. Ourso College Dean Eli Jones in September and then by the parties in Taipei, Taiwan in October.”
Chen stated that talks are ongoing to begin student exchanges “as soon as possible.”


The Emerging Markets Initiative of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has as its goal to help prepare future business leaders for cultural and academic exchanges, relations and economic growth with one of the world’s burgeoning financial powers. Highly qualified undergraduates and LSU Flores MBA Program students are offered the opportunity to complete courses on campus and experience China through travel abroad.


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011