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The Florida International University Tianjin Center is a campus of Miami, Florida-based Florida International University (FIU) located in Tianjin, in the People's Republic of China, from which a branch of the FIU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management operates. The center was constructed as a cooperative venture with the local municipal government and the Tianjin University of Commerce ("TUC"). The venture was entered into in October 2003, and the institution was opened in the Summer of 2006.
Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park. Florida International University is classified as a research university with highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation and a research university by the Florida Legislature.
Tianjin, alternatively romanized as Tientsin, is a municipality and a coastal metropolis in Northern China on the shore of Bohai Sea, it is one of the nine national central cities in Mainland China, with a total population of 15,621,200 as of 2016 estimation. Its built-up area, made up of 12 central districts, was home to 12,491,300 inhabitants in 2016 and is also the world's 29th-largest agglomeration and 11th-most populous city proper.
Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC) is a university in Tianjin, China under the municipal government. Tianjin University of Commerce was established in 1980. After two decades of construction and development, it has become an advanced university with undergraduate and postgraduate programs specialising in economics, administration, engineering, law, liberal arts and science.
In 2002, the Tianjin Municipal Government invited Florida International University to establish a partnership with Tianjin University of Commerce. The mission was to prepare Chinese students to successfully manage in the global Hospitality and Tourism industry. In May 2003, both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Miami, Florida. In May 2004, the official Signing Ceremony took place in Tianjin, PRC. Within the same month, the Ground Breaking Ceremony was marked by representatives from both Universities shoveling sand on the Foundation Stone. Construction was completed in 2006 and the FIU/TUC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place in September of that year.
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The full-time, Tianjin based FIU faculty who teach in the Tianjin Center were Chinese business professors who began attending FIU in Miami in 2004. They spent 18 months with the Miami faculty and received a master's degree in Hospitality Management from FIU in 2006. In addition, each semester members of the Miami faculty teach at the Tianjin Center.
The centerpiece of the campus is a 20-story housing facility which rises from the center of a long, crescent-shaped wing of a four-story academic complex, which combines with other wings to form a closed oblong structure. Housing is sufficient to accommodate the center's student population of 1,000, faculty apartments and U.S. student dorms. The 45,000 square meter structure sits on 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land. The structure features a 500-seat auditorium, teaching kitchen, wine cellar, two 100 seat computer laboratories, a wine laboratory, eight case study rooms, and a dining facility.
Students who graduate from the Tianjin Center program receive two degrees, one from FIU and the other from TUC. All courses are taught in English. The school is open to FIU (Miami) students desiring to expand their educational experience to China.
The first class of 28 students graduated in April 2008, and all were offered employment by major local and international hospitality companies.[ citation needed ] 10 of those graduating students were accepted by leading graduate programs in the United States and Asia to further their hospitality education.[ citation needed ] 161 students were scheduled to graduate in April 2009, with 300 more students to be admitted as first year students to begin classes in August 2008. All of the students in the 2008 class were offered positions to support the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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