Xu Huibin, President of Beihang University and Olivier Chansou, President of École Nationale de l'Aviation Civil (ENAC) signed a cooperation agreement on jointly establishing a Sino-French University of Aeronautics on the morning of September 19. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vice Presidents Huang Haijun and Zhang Guang, heads from International Division, Office of Admission and Career Development and Domestic Cooperation Division, and Kirsty Tan, Director of International Program at ENAC.
On behalf of Beihang, President Xu Huibin extended a warm welcome to President Chansou and expressed his appreciation for all efforts made by ENAC in establishing the new university. Following that, President Xu made a thorough introduction to the latest progress in cooperation with Hangzhou government. He also expressed his willingness to promote all-round cooperation with ENAC. Taking advantage of the superior resources of the two universities, Beihang and ENAC would work hard to build the Sino-French University of Aeronautics into a world-class institution of higher education, cultivating more high-level talents in aeronautics and civil aviation.
Looking back to the cooperation progress made since the signing of the cooperative education memorandum in January 2018, President Chansou thought highly of the contributions Beihang had made and stressed that ENAC would work together with Beihang and the local government to build an international, innovative and first-class university.
Beihang and ENAC signed the memorandum and reached an agreement on the cooperation in establishing a new university that is high-level, international and equipped with a new mechanism in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in January 2018. In April 2019, Beihang University, Department of Education of Zhejiang Province and Hangzhou Municipal Government reached a framework agreement, deciding to cooperate in establishing a new aeronautical university in Hangzhou. The signing of this agreement further proved that the two universities would strengthen cooperation in education and had agreed on the mission, goal, major issues and plans of cooperative education, which marked a new stage of the Sino-French University of Aeronautics.
Reported by Niu Miaozhuo
Photographed by Di Bailu
Reviewed by Li Deyu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Feng Yueyue