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Vice President of KTH visited UESTC

published: 2015-06-08 15:47:00       hits: 

On June 8th, Vice President Ramon Wyss of Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH) led a delegation to visit our university. Vice President Xiong Caidong met the guests at Qingshuihe campus. Both parties had an in-depth exchange of views on joint program and talent cultivation. Su Ping, Director of International Exchange and Cooperation Office of Education Department of Sichuan Province, also attended the meeting.


Vice President Xiong Caidong extended a warm welcome to the delegation. He said that our school-running was oriented by electronic information technology and 80% of our students major in relevant specialties. With the development of the internationalization of education, our university attached more significance to international exchange and cooperation. School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics of UESTC owns many traditional predominant disciplines and has established a solid foundation of cooperation with KTH. Aiming at promote the joint program in microelectronics field, the cooperation between two universities this time was doomed to accelerate the talent training as well as explore potential in the cooperation of scientific research and construction of teaching staff.


Ramon Wyss felt at home when recalling his grandfather’s experience in Sichuan. He said that KTH was influential in the field of information and communication technology, not only in Sweden but also in the whole Europe. In his opinion, discipline integration became more important with the promotion of social progress. Talent training should meet the social needs. Meanwhile, international perspective could help students make more contribution to the society. Ramon Wyss was full of confidence in the cooperation between KTH and UESTC, hoping to enhance cooperation with UESTC and consolidate the existing sound relations with UESTC.


The meeting focused on talent cultivation, innovative education and policy support. Hannu Tenhunen, Chief Professor of Information Department of KTH, expressed that it was crucial for both parities to strengthen innovation. Su Ping regarded the cooperation between KTH and UESTC as a win-win choice which would gain continuous attention and support from Education Department of Sichuan Province.


Directors in the KTH Greater China region and directors of School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronicsand the Office of International Cooperation of UESTC attended the meeting.


After the meeting, Ramon Wyss and his group visited Schoolof Microelectronicsand Solid-State Electronics and some laboratories and had an informal discussion with some professors.


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Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (Swedish, abbreviated KTH, old name: Teknologiska Institutet) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH was founded in 1827 as Sweden's first polytechnic and is one of Scandinavia's largest 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 117th in 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.