President Eisgruber completes Asia trip with meetings in Beijing, Hong Kong

Continuing his weeklong trip to Asia after visits to Tokyo and Seoul, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber traveled to Beijing on Thursday, Oct. 31. 

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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber presents Chairman of the University Council Hu Heping with a framed picture of Nassau Hall during Eisgruber's visit to Tsinghua University on Oct. 31. The visit kicked off the Beijing leg of Eisgruber's trip to Asia to meet educators and Princeton alumni. Eisgruber visited Tokyo and Seoul before arriving in Beijing. (Photo by Livia McCarthy, Office of the Alumni Association)


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Beijing Normal University President Dong Qi and President Eisgruber sign a collaboration agreement between the two universities. (Photo courtesy of Beijing Normal University)

Eisgruber met with top officials at Tsinghua University, where Princeton is opening an administrative center to support students, faculty and staff studying and researching in China.

On Friday, Nov. 1, Eisgruber visited with officials at Beijing Normal University, including President Dong Qi, and signed a collaboration agreement between the two universities. 

On Friday evening, Eisgruber attended an alumni reception and dinner in Beijing. He arrived in Hong Kong Saturday and held a series of meetings with alumni and attended an alumni reception and dinner on Monday evening.

He leaves Hong Kong on Tuesday to return to Princeton.

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Professor Fanghua Hao, vice president of Beijing Normal University, meets with Eisgruber Nov. 1 at the signing ceremony. Diana Davies, Princeton's vice provost for international initiatives, looks on. (Photo courtesy of Beijing Normal University)



Eisgruber's trip to Asia started in Tokyo and extended to visits with educators and alumni in Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong. (Illustration by the Office of Communications)