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UESTC Delegation Visited Cooperation Partners in Korea and Japan

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In February 2016, UESTC delegation led by Professor Xiong Caidong, Vice President of UESTC, visited cooperation partners in Korea and Japan, including Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Chiba University and Sophia University. Agreement on strengthening bilateral cooperation in such areas as talent cultivation, teacher training, scientific research and commercialization of Sci-Tech achievements was made.\


Meeting between UESTC delegation and Mr. Park Chungwon, President of KETI\

The workshop of UESTC-KETI joint research group

During the visit to KETI, UESTC delegation met President Park Chungwon and Vice President Kim Sunhyoung and heads from Department of International Affairs and Department of Global Enterprise Cooperation. Professor Xiong said UESTC, taking a prominent position in China’s electronic information industry, is stepping up the building of “a first-class university leading in two fields, i.e. electronics and information, in the world”. He expected both sides could, under the support from the two governments, take advantage of the platform of China-ROK Innovation Park in Chengdu and join hands to establish closer relationship and boost cooperation in scientific research in areas like intelligent robots, big data and OLED. Meanwhile, he expressed the hope that KETI could actively engage in the cultivation of UESTC talents by providing students with more opportunities and platforms.

Mr. Park Chungwon, recalling his visit to UESTC in 2015, said UESTC had impressed him deeply with excellent teachers and students, as well as strong relationship with domestic and foreign enterprises. KETI and UESTC had, with years of efforts, developed close and good scientific collaboration. Then with the “Made in China Plan 2025” plan and “Made in Korea Plan 3.0”, he expected that on the basis of previous work the two sides could further the cooperation with more support from the two governments.

The two sides also introduced their own present situation and further cooperation proposals at the meeting. The delegation also paid a visit to KETI laboratory to know more about their laboratory management and resource sharing as well as participated in two debriefings on scientific research progress by collaborative researchers from both sides. Besides, the delegation also visited Innopia company and got the picture of its technical output commercialization and cooperation with universities.\

Prof. Xiong Caidong, Vice President of UESTC, exchanged gifts with Prof. Sugimura, Vice President of Sophia University


While visiting Sophia University in Japan, the delegation had conversations with Professor Sugimura, the Vice President in charge of international cooperation of the university. Prof. Xiong made a brief introduction of the history and the status quo of UESTC, saying that UESTC has gained certain reputation and exerted great influence both at home and abroad during the 60-year construction, performing well in subject evaluation by Chinese Ministry of Education and also ranking high in lists made by renowned international organizations such as US News. Furthermore, UESTC has attached great importance to international exchanges and cooperation, as about one-third of UESTC students have experiences of studying overseas. UESTC looks forward to deepening the cooperation with Sophia University through exchange of students, faculty and professors as well as establishment of joint laboratories. Both sides agreed the two universities should sign a cooperation agreement in the nearest future to push forward the bilateral cooperation.

Professor Sugimura extended her warm welcome to UESTC delegation, saying that Sophia University, founded in 1953, is a highly-internationalized university. As a key member and promoter of Japan’s G30 Plan, the university has established cooperation with more than 260 universities in 52 countries and regions. Moreover, it is the first Japanese university setting up courses entirely in English. Outstanding students from UESTC had come to study in Sophia University with financial support of "the Sakura Plan", marking a good start of bilateral relationship. She also expressed their hope that both sides could expand the scale of student exchange and carry out exchange and cooperation in earth environmental science.\

Meeting between UESTC delegation and Takeshi Tokuhisa,President of Chiba University

Upon the visit to Chiba University in Japan, the delegation had dialogues with President Takeshi Tokuhisa and Vice President Makoto Watanabe. Takeshi Tokuhisa just visited UESTC one month ago and signed a cooperation agreement with UESTC, which functions as a solid foundation for cooperation and exchange between the two universities. UESTC would earnestly implement the agreement signed with Chiba University and expect to strengthen the cooperation with Chiba University in fields such as practice and training, degree programs, scientific researches and teacher training.

As Takeshi Tokuhisa recalled, the exchange of leaders’ visit to the both schools within a month indicated a good cooperation foundation as well as a strong desire to work together. Chiba University would steadily push forward the reached cooperation agreement. Moreover, he expressed the hope to visit UESTC again on the occasion of 60th anniversary of UESTC.

In addition, the delegation had discussion with Graduate School of Chiba University on student exchange as well as practice and training programs, visited its biomechanics laboratory, EMF laboratory and frontier medical engineering centers, and communicated with teachers in labs on the possibility of cooperation with UESTC and on issues including equipment procurement and management, experimental resources, social sharing and management of hazardous goods.

Relevant members from School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Office of State-owned Assets & Lab-management and Office of International Cooperation and Exchange joined the visit.

Translator: Chen Shuyan