On the afternoon of May 18, Asuncion Gomez, Vice President of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) visited Beihang University together with Prof. Claudio Feijoo, Director of UPM cooperation with China. Prof. Li Deyu, Director of International Division, and Prof. Wu Wenjun from the Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence met the visitors.
Prof. Li Deyu first extended welcome to Prof. Gomez for his second visit to Beihang following the first last October. He said that Beihang looks forward to strengthening the cooperation in scientific research with UPM. Prof. Gomez thanked for the warm reception, and agreed that the UPM is ready for deeper cooperation and exchange of research staff with Beihang University in artificial intelligence and other fields.
Next, both sides introduced their status quo of scientific research as well as talents cultivation, and exchanged views on how to conduct cooperation between the two universities. They agreed to establish a seed research fund in support of collaborative research projects of Beihang and the UPM. Bilateral seminars on artificial intelligence will be held, and exchange of research staff will be promoted by projects of MSCA, ERC and research funds of both universities.
The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971. It consists of 4 campuses and has altogether 21 schools. There are over 3,000 teaching and research staff members, 39,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 postgraduate students in UPM. The university leads Europe in the subjects of astronautics and aeronautics, energy, electrical engineering, computer science, information management, industry engineering, chemical engineering, agricultural technology, architecture, and so on. It ranks 81st in the field of engineering and technology, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.
Reported by Niu Miaozhuo
Translated by Li Siying