On January 22, Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, signed an agreement with his counterpart of Université de Montréal, Guy Lefebvre, on a joint doctorate cultivation program between the two universities. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Philippe Couillard, the premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, and John McCallum, the Canadian Ambassador in China.
According to the agreement, the two universities will collaborate on doctorate programs in the future. The students are expected to be cultivated by advisors from both universities, and earn their doctor’s degrees from both when meeting the standards.
During the signing ceremony, Vice President Huang Haijun held a talk with Mr. Guy Lefebvre and Christophe Guy, Vice President of Concordia University. They exchanged views and reached a consensus on how to promote bilateral collaboration of talent cultivation and discipline construction.
Established in 1878 in Montreal, Université de Montréal is a world-class university and has currently 66,506 students as well as 2,800 teachers and researchers, consisting of 15 schools and 2 affiliated colleges (HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal). It ranks 108th in THE World University Rankings of 2018. The university has signed a school-level memorandum of cooperation with Beihang University concerning scientific research and talent cultivation.
Reported by Cao Qizheng
Edited by Kong Xiangming and Li Siying
Translated by Li Siying