DETROIT — On May 9, 12 Chinese students were the first to graduate from Wayne State University’s 3+2 program – a partnership with several Chinese universities.

The program allows qualified engineering students from Chinese institutions to earn an undergraduate degree from their home university in three years followed by a master’s degree in two more from Wayne State.

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The students are from XiDian University in Xi’an, Shaanxi and Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei.

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The students first came to Detroit in August 2011 and are graduating with Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Four students will continue their studies in a Ph.D program.

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More about the 3+2 program at http://engineering.wayne.edu/pdf/3_2-final_english.pdf.