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Creating a Partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding: Penn Nursing and Peking University’s Nursing School

May 3, 2011, Volume 57, No. 32


Back row, left to right:  Dr. Marjorie Muecke, Penn Nursing faculty; Chenjuan “Tina” Ma, pre-doctoral fellow at Penn Nursing; Dr. Jianghong Liu, Penn Nursing faculty and Dr. Linda Aiken, Penn Nursing faculty.
Front row: Dean of Penn Nursing Afaf Meleis with Dean of Peking University School of Nursing Guifang Guo.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a Memorandum of Understanding. The new partnership creates a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Dr. Guifang Guo, as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China. Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India. “With our international partners, we are providing ways for our students and faculty to learn to think as world citizens,” said Penn Nursing Dean Afaf I. Meleis. “By providing opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on research, by offering reciprocal faculty and leadership development with our international partners, and by giving students the opportunity to see nursing in the context of world affairs, we are preparing our nurses to be the leaders in global health initiatives.”


Almanac - May 3, 2011, Volume 57, No. 32