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President Wang Jinsong Meets Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Robert Engle

published: 2011-09-27 15:48:11       hits: 


On the afternoon of September 24, Prof Wang Jinsong met 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Robert Engle and his wife.

President Wang Jinsong gave a warm welcome to Professor Engel and his wife. He said that despite UESTC’s short history, it has a prominent feature and strength in electronic and information science and technology and is closely linked to the national economy. The School of Economics and Management also has a great development potential. He believes that Prof. Engle’s visit can greatly encourage students and faculty members and will lead to discussions for future student exchange and in-depth research collaborations.

Prof. Engle said that he first came to Chengdu in 1985. 26 years later, on this second visit, he was very much pleased to see China's development and changes. He also commented that UESTC students are of very high quality. He suggested that they should be encouraged to have more international communication and acquire a global vision by participating in international conferences, for example.

At the end of the meeting, Prof. Wang Jinsong extended his invitation for Prof. Engel to come to UESTC again in the near future, which the professor gladly accepted.