A U. of Michigan Program in China Fails to Draw Students, and Its Price Is Blamed

Jen Lin-Liu, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, May 16, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There's an object lesson in here, isn't there? The University of Michigen at Ann Arbor, in a cooperative venture with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, went to considerable effort to market a program in manufacturing engineering costing $30,000. The two students who eventually did sign on appear to have been signed up "as a favour". According to this article, the Cinese repeatedly asked Ann Arbor to lower the cost. Ann Arbor refused.
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