CityU sets up new base in Suzhou
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The newly established
Professor Zhu Qingshi, Academician and President of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC); Professor Xu Wu, Deputy Vice-Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice-President of USTC; Mr Wang Jinhua, Vice-Secretary of Suzhou Municipal People’s Government and Secretary of Suzhou Industrial Park Working Committee; Mr Pan Yunguan, Vice-Secretary of Suzhou Industrial Park Working Committee and Vice-Director of the Park’s Administration Committee; Professor H K Chang, CityU President; and Professor David Tong, CityU Deputy President, officiated at the opening ceremony.Honorable guests from the two universities, Suzhou Municipal People’s Government,
CityU and USTC signed an agreement on
The Centre has set up four joint doctorate programmes, and 43 postgraduate students who have completed their first-year course work at USTC are now studying in the Centre. They can apply for a doctorate awarded by CityU and USTC after completing their dissertation.The presidents of the two universities and the representative of
Professor Zhu Qingshi said that USTC’s strategy was to seek further expansion in
“Both USTC and CityU aim at nurturing talents and contributing to society. The Centre will strive to give impetus in the development of the innovative high-tech industries of our country, especially in
"To build an industrial park that is highly competitive internationally, we need the infrastructure of manufacturing and the help of internationally recognized institutes such as CityU and USTC. Their emphasis on the integration of industry, education and research will definitely play an important role in advancing
The Centre will focus on areas such as nanotechnology, nanomaterials, environmental science, information technology, engineering management, applied mathematics, and knowledge management.
So far the Centre has set up four joint doctorate programmes: Web Services; Applied Mathematics; Knowledge and Innovation Management; and Control and Mechatronics. The Advanced Laboratory for Environmental Research and Technology and a new programme on the Distribution and Analysis of Multimedia Content in
Mr Chen Haoyao, a research student majoring in Control and Mechatronics, said that he hoped the joint programme would help him compete on the international stage. “My research interest is robots. It is an area that is better developed in some Western countries. I believe the training and opportunities that CityU provides will help me exchange ideas with foreign experts more easily,” he said.
Mr Chan said he was very impressed with CityU’s researchers in this area and the facilities and resources the Centre enjoys. “It’s an excellent environment for research,” he added.
Ms Pan Zhiwei, a research student majoring in Applied Mathematics, chose the joint programme to broaden her horizons and experience