On the afternoon of April 2, a delegation led by Prof. Guillermo Cisneros, Rector of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Prof. José Miguel Atienza, Vice-rector of UPM in charge of personnel training and foreign affairs and Prof. Asunción Gómez, Vice-rector of UPM for scientific research, visited Beihang University. Beihang President Xu Huibin and Vice President Huang Haijun met the guests at the conference center of New Main Building, together with relevant representatives from the International Division, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, etc.
In his speech, President Xu Huibin extended his warm welcome to Rector Guillermo Cisneros for his visit to Beihang. He noted that since the two universities established partnership in 2007, 267 students had been exchanged for learning or double degree training, and scientific research cooperation in the multidisciplinary domain had also been carried out. He hoped that the two universities could further deepen their scientific research cooperation in key fields and implement joint and dual degree programmes in postgraduate training in the future.
Rector Guillermo Cisneros expressed his willingness to further deepen the cooperative relationship with Beihang, promote the in-depth scientific research cooperation in such fields as materials and artificial intelligence, and strengthen the people-to-people exchanges between the two universities.
Following that, the two sides discussed the construction plan of “China-Spain Joint Research Center for Advanced Materials” which was jointly built by Beihang University, UPM, and several other Chinese and western universities, research institutions and enterprises, and the establishment of “Joint Research Center for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”. Both sides agreed to actively promote cooperation in scientific research and talent training in various fields such as materials, artificial intelligence, robotics, electronics and automation by relying on these joint research centers.
After the talks, President Xu Huibin and Rector Guillermo Cisneros, on behalf of the two universities, signed “Beihang-UPM Agreement on Joint Doctoral Training” and a joint master's degree training agreement in the field of information science and technology, laying a good foundation for deepening cooperation in personnel training.
During their stay, the delegates visited the Beijing Air and Space Museum and the National Key Laboratory of CNS/ATM at Beihang University.
Founded in 1971, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is a famous polytechnic university in Europe, as well as a strategic partner of Beihang University in Spain. Together with Beihang, the university is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E.).
Reported by Niu Miaozhuo
Photographed by Di Bailu
Reviewed by Lyu Ying
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun