A delegation of 15 people from the School of Industrial Engineering and the School of Computer Engineering of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) led by Professor José-Miguel Atienza, Vice Rector for Academic Strategy and Internationalization, visited Beihang University on the morning of Oct. 30th. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University met with the guests at the conference room of New Main Building, together with relevant leaders and professors from International Division, the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, the School of Space and Environment and the School of General Engineering.
Huang warmly welcomed Prof. Atienza and noted that the two universities have achieved fruitful results in talent cultivation and joint scientific research since the establishment of cooperation relationship in 2007. He expressed his willingness to further deepen the strategic partnership between the two universities in the future. Prof. Atienza thanked for the reception and expressed his hope to strengthen exchanges in scientific research, expand cooperation fields, and keep close personnel exchanges to further improve the all-round and in-depth cooperation.
Following that, professors of the two universities introduced the latest progress in the implementation of the joint master/doctor training program and the preparation for the artificial intelligence joint research center. Besides, they made in-depth discussion on how to further promote scientific research cooperation, and reached a number of cooperation consensus.
During the visit, the UPM delegation also held cooperation talks in group with representatives from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, the School of Space and Environment and the School of General Engineering.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), founded in 1971, ranks as the top technical university in Spain. It is also a member of Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E.), together with Beihang. Up to now, Beihang has sent 116 students to UPM and received 155 students.
In recent years, the two campus have vigorously promoted cooperation between teachers and fostered international research cooperation projects. The two universities signed International Research Seed Founding in 2018 to jointly build the "China-Spain Advanced Materials Joint Research Center" and the "Artificial Intelligence Joint Research Center". In July 2019, the green aviation fuel R & D Plan which was applied by Beihang University and UPM, the leading units in China and Europe, was approved by EU Horizon 2020, with a total project funding of 50 million yuan. With the support, the two sides will carry out in-depth scientific research cooperation in areas such as aviation alternative fuels.
Reported by Niu Miaozhuo and Fan Hang
Photographed by Zhang Boxue, Gao Ran and Chen Shuo
Reviewed by Li Deyu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zhao Yue