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In Shanghai, UW–Madison inaugurates first overseas office




UW-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward joins other dignitaries and individuals involved in the development of the UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office during the launch celebration. (Photo: Kerry G. Hill)

SHANGHAI, China – The UW–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office, which will serve as a focal point for the university’s growing engagement in China and across East Asia, has officially opened.

A Wisconsin delegation led by UW-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward joined with officials of the Minhang District of Shanghai and others to celebrate the launch of the office, located in the district’s Zizhu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone.

“The opening of the Shanghai office builds upon the university’s long history of ties with China and will provide an important presence from which to deepen UW–Madison’s engagement throughout the region,” Ward says.

In conjunction with the opening of the Shanghai office, UW–Madison and the Minhang District joined with 3M China, Promega and others to host an Entrepreneurs Roundtable and two-day Innovation Conference. These events were designed to showcase how this office can help facilitate innovation that engages experts across multiple disciplines to work with partners in mutually beneficial ways.

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