Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

UM Provost Morris Stocks (seated, right) and NCUT Vice President Zhili Shen (seated, left) signed a partnership agreement between the two universities. Witnesses to the event included (standing, from left) Zhaoyang Xie, associate dean of the NCUT’s School of Economics and Management; Lee Tyner, UM general counsel; Alex Cheng, UM School of Engineering dean; Jiaquan Xiong, director of NCUT’s International Office; and Nosa Egiebor, UM executive director of global engagement and senior international officer. (Photo by Robert Jordan, UM Imaging Services)