The University of Dayton says its new center in China will allow students and staff to collaborate with businesses on research and developing new products and technologies.
The University of Dayton China Institute opened recently in a fast-growing corporate region about 75 miles from Shanghai. Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and University of Dayton president Daniel Curran attended the grand opening at the Suzhou Industrial Park.
The industrial park in eastern China is home to a third of the world's Fortune 500 companies. Park officials want students to do applied research and product development.
The institute also is expected to provide co-op and internship opportunities for University of Dayton students in China and a pipeline for recruiting Chinese students.