On the morning of June 5th, a delegation of 17 people led by Flavio Salazar, Vice President of the University of Chile, visited Beihang University. Beihang Vice President Huang Haijun met the guests at the conference center of New Main Building, along with relevant leaders from International Division, Sino-French Engineer School, International School and the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering.
During the talk, Huang Haijun extended his welcome to the delegates and reviewed the achievements made by the two universities in personnel training and scientific research since the establishment of cooperative partnership. He hoped that both sides would further strengthen exchanges and expand cooperation in the future. Following him, Li Deyu, Director of International Division, briefed the guests on the status quo and latest development of Beihang University.
Salazar thanked for the warm reception and gave a brief introduction to the teaching and scientific research at the University of Chile. Both sides fully exchanged views and reached consensus on such aspects as student exchange programs and bilateral seminars in the fields of medicine, space science, and machinery manufacturing.
After the talks, Huang Haijun and Salazar, on behalf of the two universities, renewed the “Student Exchange Agreement between Beihang University and University of Chile”. According to the agreement, the two universities will further enhance student exchange and joint training programs in the future.
During their stay, the delegates paid visits to Sino-French Engineer School and Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) at Beihang University. They also conducted group communication with Beihang professors of computer, biomedical engineering, medical science, environment and energy.
Founded in 1842, the University of Chile is one of the oldest and most prestigious public universities in Latin America, as well as one of Beihang's most important partners in Latin America. The university has many notable alumni, including 20 Chilean presidents, 2 Nobel Prize winners, and 187 national laureates. It is ranked 208th according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. Beihang signed a memorandum of cooperation and student exchange agreement with the University of Chile in 2013.
Reported by Cao Qizheng
Photographed by Zhang Dengke
Reviewed by Lyu Ying
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun