International campus proposed for Chatham-Kent

November 2, 2012

Officials at 3 major agricultural universities in China are interested in the idea of setting up an international campus in Chatham-Kent, says the director of economic development for the southwestern Ontario municipality. Having recently returned from a 2-week visit to China along with Chatham-Kent's mayor and a Chatham-area entrepreneur, the director says the potential campus would be established in partnership with the University of Guelph's Ridgetown campus. "Officials with the Chinese universities were quite enthusiastic regarding our proposal," the director says. "We expect further discussions in Chatham-Kent in 2013." Chatham Daily News