On March 20, a two-day workshop focused on the advanced production and manufacturing in the digital era was held in Beihang University, which also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the cooperative partnership between Beihang and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM).
Among the guests were Ivan Iordanoff, ENSAM Vice President of Scientific Research, Julien Bonnet and Xavier Bressaud, separately Economic Counselor and science and technology specialist from the French Embassy in Beijing, Fodil Meraghni, Dean of Graduate School of ENSAM, as well as a group of French business representatives. Some faculty members of Beihang also participated in the workshop.
Vice President Huang Haijun extended his warm welcome to his counterpart of ENSAM. He recalled the fruitful cooperation on talent cultivation and scientific research between the two universities since the year of 1987, and introduced Beihang’s recent developments in education, scientific research and efforts towards the internalization. Mr. Iordanoff thanked him for the warm welcome, and briefed the attendees on the current scientific and teaching status-quo of the ENSAM. He also conveyed the hope for both sides to deepen the ties after 30 years of cooperation. The hope was appreciated by Mr. Julien Bonnet.
The two sides exchanged their views concerning such issues as scientific research cooperation, exchange of teachers, and joint cultivation of students. Both agreed to work on the issues raised above with great endeavor.
From the afternoon of March 20 to March 21, the two universities jointly held the Workshop of the Advanced Production and Manufacturing in the Digital Era. Experts from both sides presented 12 keynote speeches centering on the latest developments in the fields like discrete element model of complex behaviors of mechanical dynamic system, the molding processing technology of materials, application of augmented reality in product assembly, optimization of production system, non-destructive testing (NDT) technology, manufacturing system simulation, and so on. The experts also communicated with the graduates attending the seminar.
Founded in 1780, the world-renown engineer school Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métier is one of the founder universities of ParisTech. It is famous for its three-year engineer education and excellence in automobile manufacturing, engineering, mechanics and dynamics. The university has now jointly cultivated over 30 graduates and exchanged 47 students with Beihang University.
Edited by Wang Qing
Translated by Li Siying