MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is establishing a student exchange program with a university in Beijing.
Lieutenant Gov. Barbara Lawton announced the new agreement with Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday.
She recently returned from a National Lieutenant Governors Association mission to China where the deal was signed.
The agreement allows undergraduate students to spend a semester or year at the other university beginning this year.
Students will pay the same tuition as they do at their home school.
Lawton says an agreement also has been reached between the two universities to explore the possibility of creating a Global Manufacturing Institute.
She says it would advance innovative manufacturing and management research and education projects.