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Cooperation between University of Glasgow and UESTC Opens New Chapter

published: 2018-04-17 14:05:15       hits: 

On April 12th, witnessed by Ms. Nicola Sturgeon, the Chief Minister of Scotland, Hu Jun, Vice President of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (hereinafter referred to as UESTC) and James Conroy, Vice President of the Glasgow University, signed a new strategic cooperation agreement in Shanghai on behalf of the two universities, which has set up the “4+1” Five-Year Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program, “1+1+1” Master’s Co-cultivation Agreement, as well as the Letter of Intent to Jointly Build A Joint Laboratory. The cooperation between two sides starts the next chapter.




Ms. Nicola Sturgeon gave a speech at the signing ceremony. As Chief Minister of Scotland, she with her delegation hasvisited Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to strengthen cooperation between China and Scotland in the fields of education, technology and business.

Before the signing ceremony, Hu Jun met James Conroy on behalf of UESTC. John Marsh, Dean of the Glasgow University, Yang Zhenglin, Dean of the Medical School of UESTC, Di Aiying, Director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, and Liu Xin, Vice President of Glasgow College attended the meeting.


During the talks, Hu Jun, on behalf of UESTC, thanked the leaders and professors of Glasgow University for their efforts for the cooperative programs and institutions. He said that in the process of building world-class university, UESTC has deeply implemented internationalization strategies, and will continue to promote personnel training and scientific research cooperation with Glasgow University in medical and related fields with heart and soul.

James Conroy expressed Glasgow University’sdesire to strengthen and promote cooperation with UESTC. He said that the good cooperation between the two sides over the past years has achieved full trust and precious friendship, and a new level of cooperation could be well anticipated

The delegations of two universities also discussed in depth issues like joint laboratory construction and joint training in medical field.


After the ceremony, the “Scotland-China Innovation and Cooperation in Biomedicine and Health” forum was held. Ms. Anna Dominiczak, Dean of the School of Medicine of Glasgow University, brought forth an academic speech and introduced the innovation and research advantages of Glasgow University in the field of biomedicine and the opportunities and prospects of cooperation with China.

Yang Zhenglin, Dean of the School of Medicine, introduced the clinical, scientific research, and personnel training of the School of Medicine of UESTC and Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital at the forum and further discussed the future innovation and cooperation in medical health with Chinese and foreign counterparts.

Translator: Zhang Guihua