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A Visit By Brian O’Neill, Technological University Dublin

published: 2019-07-12 09:54:57       hits: 

On the morning of July 3rd, Professor Brian O'Neill, Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services of Technological University Dublin, and his entourage visited UESTC. President Zeng Yong and Vice President Xiong Caidong welcomed the guests. The two sides expressed that it was necessary to jointly build the "Sino-Irish Joint High-Tech Development Research Institute (NEST)"and further deepen bilateral cooperative relations.


On behalf of UESTC, Zeng Yong gave a warm welcome to Brian O'Neilland his entourage. Hehighly appreciated the achievements of the previous cooperation between the two sides, and hoped that the two universities would take the construction of the NEST as an opportunity to jointly apply for scientific research projects and government funds, strengthen scientific research cooperation among teachers, as well as further expand the scale of student exchanges and upgrade the level of exchanges. He said: Ireland has a profound foundation in the software industry, digital economy, cloud computing, and big data, etc. China has a strong demand for talents in the fields of information and communication technology and artificial intelligence. The two sides should raise the level of cooperation in joint education and cultivate more outstanding talents for the two countries and the world.

Brian O’Neill conveyed the cordial greetings from President David F. Patrick to President Zeng Yong and UESTC. He said: Technological University Dublin has made internationalization an important strategy and has made a series of achievements in its cooperation with China over the past 20 years, and Technological University Dublin values its partnership with UESTC. While focusing on the fields of digital technology and electronic engineering, the NEST strives to meet the new challenges posed by the times. Technological University Dublin will fully support the construction and development of the NEST. It is hoped that the two universities will continue to deepen cooperation in personnel training, scientific research, and joint education in the future.


The meeting was attended by Professor Gerald Farrell, Dean of College of Engineering and Built Environment of Technological University Dublin, Professor Katrina Lawlor, Dean of College of Business, Bing Wu, Head of International Partnering and Engagement, as well as the head of UESTC’s International Cooperation and Exchange Office and School of Information and Software Engineering.

After the meeting, the delegation visited the University Robotics Research Center, Uni Maker Space, and Hefu Institution, etc. They highly valued the research of representative man-machine intelligent system of the Robotics Research Center and expressed strong interest in the cooperation in the fields of exoskeleton robot and security robot, and appreciated the innovation of intelligent sports, smart home and intelligent building projects of Hefu Institution. The two sides discussed the education of innovation and entrepreneurship and the development of Uni Maker Space, and exchanged experiences in the cultivation of innovative talents. The delegation also visited the UESTC National Science Park (Tianfu Park), the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Glasgow College, the School of Economics and Management, as well as the Graduate School of UESTC, and conducted in-depth discussions on scientific research cooperation and school-enterprise cooperation.


On July 4th, the delegation visited the School of Information and Software Engineering. A symposium was held there to introduce the history and education of the School of Information and Software Engineering and the UESTC National Science Park (Shahe Park). They then visited the UESTC Information Center, the Intelligent Software and Perceptive Computing Center, the Student Innovation Center, and the key Laboratory of Network and Data Security in Sichuan Province.


Translated by Xia Ling, supervised by Long Mei