The University of the District of Columbia’s Office of International Programs and Exchange (OIPE) on Wednesday (August 17th) hosted a delegation from China in an effort to foster an exchange program. Ambassador Denis Antoine, Director of UDC’s OPIE told the President of China University of Mining and Technology, Qiao Jianyong, that UDC would be his university’s perfect partner in the United States. As the only urban land-grant university in the nation, UDC’s commitment to research and environmental sustainability could enhance and compliment research efforts underway in Beijing. Ambassador Antoine said he looked forward to continuing the dialogue with President Qiao and with other higher education officials in China in the coming months.