Beihang University and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) held a bilateral cooperation seminar on biomedical engineering at Beihang University from May 23 to 24. Judith Le Maire, Vice-Rector of International Relations and Development Cooperation of ULB, Dr. Feng Yuan, International Cooperation Officer of ULB who is in charge of relations with China and delegates of professors in biomedical engineering from ULB visited Beihang to discuss the cooperation affairs and participate in relevant academic activities. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University warmly received the guests at the New Main Building on the afternoon of May 23. Delegates from International Division and the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering of Beihang University were also present.
In the seminar, Huang Haijun extended his welcome to Prof. Le Maire and reviewed the achievements that had been made in talent cultivation and scientific cooperation since 2011 when the two university set up partnership. He pointed out that Beihang attached great importance to its strategic partnership with ULB and expected to deepen the existing cooperation. Prof. Le Maire thanked Beihang for the warm hospitality and hoped that the two universities could promote cooperation in a broader range of fields and achieve win-win results in the future.
Later, Li Deyu, Director of the International Division, introduced Beihang’s development plan to build a world-class university and first-class disciplines as well as developments in internationalization. Dr. Feng Yuan gave an overall introduction of ULB in terms of teaching and scientific researches and made a brief review of the cooperation and relevant programs between the two universities. Next, students who participated in the exchange programs between Beihang and ULB shared their learning experience abroad and expressed their thoughts on the programs. Later, both sides exchanged views and reached consensuses on subjects like facilitating exchanges and communications between the two universities, strengthening cooperation of French teaching and joint cultivation of doctoral students as well as joint application for China-Europe scientific research projects.
After the seminar, the delegation of ULB also visited Beijing Air and Space Museum in Beihang University.
In the following day, the bilateral academic seminar between ULB and the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering of Beihang University was held at the conference room of Yifu Building. Associate Professor Wang Yu, Assistant to the Dean of School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering and Prof. Nicolas Baeyens from ULB introduced their schools respectively. More than ten professors from the two universities gave splendid reports in the fields of biomechanics and mechanobiology, medical image processing, rehabilitation engineering, stem cell research and so on. The seminar further improved the partnership between the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering of Beihang University and ULB.
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), founded in 1834, is a well-known comprehensive research university in Europe. With its five Nobel Prize laureates, ULB enjoys a high reputation in Europe in disciplines of biomedical engineering, public health, physics, chemistry, architecture and so on. Beihang and ULB signed a strategic cooperation agreement in March 2014, witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Elio Di Rupo, former Prime Minister of Belgium. Up to now, more than 110 students have been jointly cultivated by the two sides to obtain a double Master’s degree or doctoral degree.
Edited by Ji Jing and He Jingwen
Translated by Xiong Ting