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UESTC delegation visited partner universities in Europe

published: 2014-11-10 09:36:00       hits: 

From November 1st to 8th, President Li Yanrong led a delegation to visit partner universities in Holland, Sweden and Belgium and signed cooperative agreements with the Royal Institute of Technology (Swedish: Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, KTH) and Uppsala University respectively.


On November 2nd and 3rd, the delegation visited Maastricht University and had a meeting with President Luc L. G. Soete and other teachers in charge of Maastricht University. Both sides agreed to deepen collaboration in talent training. During the visit, our delegation were invited to visit the world-renowned Brain Unlimited MRI research center.


The delegation also met with Vice Governor Twan Beurskens of Provincie Limburg and Mayor Onno Hoes of Maastricht in Holland, discussing how to promote the urban developments of Chengdu and Maastricht, the two sister cities.


On November 4th, the delegation visited Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) and was welcomed by Vice President Ramon Wyss. On behalf of UESTC, President Li Yanrong signed cooperative agreements with KTH, hoping that the two universites would carry out exchanges and expand cooperation in scientific research and talent training. In the afternoon, the delegation visited the laboratory of Hannu Tenhunen, the chief Professor of KTH. Besides, Professor Kaj Lindecrantz introduced a joint doctoral program with Karolinska Institutet


On November 5th, President Eva Åkesson of Uppsala University in Sweden met with UESTC delegation and the both sides signed the cooperative agreement on further communication and exchange. Both of the universities agreed to send exchange students to the other since from September, 2015.

On November 7th, the delegation visited Catholic University of Leuven (Dutch: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU Leuven) and met with Professor Vercruysse, Koen Eneman and Wim Polet, discussing how to achieve deeper cooperation between two universities. In the afternoon, accompanied by Professor Daniele Marinazzo, the delegation visited the medical college of KU Leuven and its affiliated hospital.

During the visit, the delegation also visited the medical college of Maastricht University and the affiliated hospital of Uppsala University.

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MaastrichtUniversity is a public university in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 1974 a decision was made to launch programmes in medicine in Maastricht, and Maastricht University was officially founded in 1976. Maastricht University features highly international teaching andit ranked the 101st in 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The Royal Institute of Technology (Swedish: Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, KTH) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH was founded in 1827 as Sweden's first polytechnic and is one of Scandinavia's largest (the largest by certain definitions) institutions of higher education in technology. KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden's technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. It ranked the 126th in 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

UppsalaUniversity is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe. In 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it ranked the 98th.