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A delegation from IUPUI visits SYSU

Last updated :2017-10-16

Source: Office of International Cooperation & Exchange
Written by: Office of International Cooperation & Exchange
Proofread by: Guo Lianlian
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

On October 13, 2017, Professor Simon Rhodes, Dean of School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Professor Zao Cheng Xu, Director of Confucius Institute in Indianapolis, visited Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU).

SYSU President Luo Jun met with the guests in Zhongshan Building on Guangzhou South Campus, accompanied by SYSU Vice President Xiao Haipeng as well as representatives from School of Physics and Astronomy, TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics, Office of Scientific Research and Office of International Cooperation & Exchange.

SYSU President Luo Jun meeting with IUPUI delegation
President Luo Jun extended a warm welcome to the guests, and introduced recent developments at SYSU, especially the current situation on Zhuhai Campus and Shenzhen Campus. He noted that the two universities had a long history of cooperation in a wide range of fields, and he looked forward to expanding the areas and improving the levels of cooperation.

Dean Simon Rhodes said that he was glad to visit SYSU again and thanked SYSU for the warm reception. He expressed the hope to learn more about the development focuses of SYSU, especially to explore cooperation in teaching and research in the field of physics and astronomy.

The two sides held in-depth discussions on setting up joint student training programs, jointly organizing seminars and jointly establishing research institutes, and reached many consensuses.

During the visit, Dean Simon Rhodes and Director Zao Cheng Xu also visited Zhuhai Campus, and held a meeting with leaders of TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics, and School of Physics and Astronomy.

IUPUI was jointly established in 1969 by Indiana University and Purdue University. In 2007 SYSU and IUPUI signed a strategic cooperation agreement and jointly established the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis. On this basis, the cooperation between the two universities have become increasingly frequent, covering humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering in the forms of faculty and student exchanges, joint degree programs and research projects.