John Hopcroft, 2007 CRA Distinguished Service award recipient, recently received the Friendship Award, China’s highest award given to “a foreign expert who has made an outstanding contribution to China’s economic and social progress.”
Hopcroft is a faculty member at Cornell University. He has lectured frequently in China and helped several Chinese universities upgrade their advanced teaching programs.
From Cornell’s announcement:
“We cannot waste a significant fraction of the world’s talent,” Hopcroft said. “Improving education in China is an opportunity to improve the lives of tens of millions of individuals. This is also an opportunity for Cornell to truly become an international university – by committing to help other countries improve their educational systems.”