John Jay College Broadens Educational Partnerships in China and Taiwan

John Jay College Broadens Educational Partnerships in China and Taiwan

John Jay College Broadens Educational Partnerships in China and Taiwan

September 9, 2015, New York, NY – John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the expansion of educational initiatives with the Public Security University of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Normal University and Taiwan’s Central Police University as well as the National Police Agency of Taiwan. Central to the partnerships are the development of student exchanges, visiting faculty opportunities and joint research projects.

“John Jay is excited to partner with premier institutions in China and Taiwan to offer students and faculty unique educational and research opportunities.  These multifaceted partnerships represent our vision for an interconnected and collaborative global future,” said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College.

In August, President Travis traveled to China and Taiwan, along with Professor of Public Management Elaine Yi Lu and Distinguished Professor of Sociology Henry Pontell, to sign several agreements and participate in academic conferences. John Jay College and Beijing Normal University (BNU) – a highly regarded university with a recognized psychology department – will partner in the development of the BNU China-US Center on Forensic Psychology.  John Jay will assist with an implementation framework for the center, which will enable BNU to explore an area of study that is relatively unknown in China.

As part of the BNU agreement, John Jay College will collaborate on the translation of classical works in forensic psychology, allow BNU doctoral students to take classes at John Jay, sponsor workshops in Beijing and New York City on cutting-edge issues in forensic psychology, provide opportunities for collaborative research and presentations among faculty, and explore training protocols on best practices for police, judges and corrections officials in China.

John Jay College also established a student exchange with the Public Security University of the People’s Republic of China. Expanding on a previous Memorandum of Understanding that focused on faculty collaborations, the exchange will bring graduate and undergraduate students to study and pursue degrees at John Jay and will establish study abroad opportunities for John Jay students to study at the Public Security University.

In Taipei, Taiwan, the Central Police University (CPU) and John Jay College co-hosted the Global Summit on Police Reform, where President Travis delivered the keynote address. John Jay and CPU have an agreement to develop student exchanges and plan further collaboration to establish an annual scholarly symposium on policing and public management. In addition, John Jay College has created a new partnership with Taiwan’s National Police Agency to enable police officers to pursue graduate degrees at John Jay.


About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit