ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Anchorage and the Northeast Normal College in China are entering an agreement to cooperate on student exchange and other programs.
UAA is setting up a Confucius Institute for Chinese language, culture, cultural exchange and study abroad programs.
According to UAA officials, the Chinese Ministry of Education will support the institute with funding, instructors, books and materials on language, culture and history.
A normal university is one whose original mission was teacher training. Northeast Normal is located at Chungchun, China, and is the third highest-ranking normal university in the nation.