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Welcome to the joint internet site for the University of Lanzhou School of Management and Portland State University's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government.

Both institutions share a common dedication to the value of public service, innovation in both public and private organizations, and increasing the effectiveness of governmental entities at the local, provincial and federal levels.

The relationship between the School of Management and the Hatfield School flows from a Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2006 in Lanzhou complemented by a more detailed Work Plan agreed to in April 2007. These two documents frame a relationship that has developed since 2005 when a delegation from Portland was invited to visit Lanzhou after a series of communications between Dean Guoxian Bao of Lanzhou and Director Ronald L.Tammen of the Hatfield School.

The Hatfield School, with its commitment to public service, welcomes the opportunity to cooperate with the distinguished School of Management at the University of Lanzhou. Central and Western China are undergoing major transformations as the government readjusts investment priorities and focuses more attention on unequal development, urban-rural issues, agricultural and environmental challenges. All of these factors place strains on governmental organizations and pose challenges for leadership. Many of the same conditions have occurred over time in the United States. An exchange of ideas, solutions, and cutting edge programs, therefore, is in the best interests of both Nations and academic institutions offer the most effective platform for these initiatives.


It is anticipated that both Schools will cooperate in training government officials in China and the United States. Faculty will be encouraged to conduct joint research and publications and both parties look forward to future opportunities to host international conferences in the field of public administration.

The Hatfield School recognizes the leadership position of the University of Lanzhou in Central and Western China and welcomes the opportunity to share and receive research and practical applications that will benefit the people of both countries. Over time our relationship will deepen and broaden in the service of our citizens and governments. Economic development depends on efficient governments and efficient governments flow from modern public administration techniques and technologies. To this end, we are jointly committed to the highest calling of public service.


Respectfully,

Ronald L. Tammen
Director
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government

 

The joint website of the School of Management at Lanzhou University and the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at PSU was established through the efforts of the two institutions, especially through the technical support and hard-work of Director Tammen and his team. The partnership between the two schools is an event of remarkable significance in the multicultural age. For Lanzhou University, this relationship aligns with its strategic goals of building a world class university, increasing name recognition, and contributing to the construction of a harmonious society. On behalf of my school and Lanzhou University, I sincerely hope that the joint website becomes a platform for solid partnership and fruitful academic exchange and that the earnest attitude and the passion for innovation of the Hatfield School will be integrated as part of the legacy of Lanzhou University.

 The Hatfield School is well known for its achievements. The School of Management of Lanzhou University has also made great progress along its
development. Its Masters of Public Administration program is ranked 8th among comprehensive evaluations given by the Ministry of Education. The Lanzhou University Center of China Local Government Performance Evaluation is the first academic research center of its kind in China. The performance measurements conducted by the center on municipal, provincial governments and provincial level government units have laid the foundation for the so-called "Gansu Model", one of the four pillar models of China's government performance evaluation. The center is widely praised in academic circles and in the wider public as a pioneer of third-party evaluation practices. The evaluation service has helped the school to establish cooperative relationships with governments at different levels, especially with those in western China. 

The School of Management has strived for excellence over the past two decades. The disadvantages in geographical location and limited resources have been converted to the motivation for today's success and nationwide recognition. But achievements only belong to the past, and progress is the school's perpetual theme. We are dedicated to taking responsibility to face the pressure to meet the challenges of the new age. This requires us to focus on scientific development, better public service, constant innovation, and international cooperation. The partnership with the Hatfield School offers an opportunity to realize those goals as it reflects our mutual trust and the shared values of quality education, a socially-responsible attitude, and better service for the common good.

This joint website is a place for inspiration, exchange and friendship. The support, encouragement and cooperation will link the two schools to grow together and build a better future.

Guoxian Bao

Dean of School of Management

Lanzhou University 

 

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