On the morning of September 12th, a delegation of six people led by Renato Krpoun, Director of Swiss Space Office (SSO), and Jonas Thurig, Deputy Director of the Technology and Education Section of the Swiss Embassy in China, visited Beihang University. Beihang Vice President Tao Zhi met the guests at the conference center of New Main Building, accompanied by representatives from the International Division, School of Astronautics, School of Space and Environment, etc.
Vice President Tao welcomed the delegates and briefed the current developments of Beihang in the fields of talent cultivation, scientific research and global cooperation. Following that, leaders from the School of Astronautics and the School of Space and Environment respectively introduced the research progress and international cooperation in the construction of space science.
Director Krpoun thanked Beihang for the warm reception and illustrated the advances SSO had achieved in the fields of aerospace, earth sciences, and space and environment. He noted that SSO attaches great importance to developing its cooperative partnership with Beihang. He also hoped to continue to promote in-depth cooperation between China and Switzerland in personnel training, scientific research and other areas.
Later on, the two sides had an in-depth discussion and finally reached consensus on the next steps in carrying out the joint research projects and student exchange projects.
Reported by Qiu Zhichao and Niu Miaozhuo
Photographed by Song Chao and Jiang Yiling
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Lyu Xingyun