On May 17th, a delegation headed by Elisabeth Crépo, Vice President of ParisTech, paid a visit to Peking University (PKU) and College of Engineering (COE) to discuss possibilities of cooperation expansion. The other delegates included Laflèche Vincent, President of MINES ParisTech, Marie Christine Bert, director of international relations and corporate partnerships at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, and Sylvain Ferrari, director of ParisTech in China.
The delegation was warmly met by Prof. Yansong Li, vice President of PKU, Prof. Ray Han, assistant dean of COE, Prof. Huiling Duan, director of Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Prof. Leyuan Shi, director of Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Associate Prof. Hao Wang, deputy director of Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, and Associate Prof. Chao Zhou, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The delegation introduced that ParisTech is a consortium of 10 Graduate Schools of Engineering & Science, which are among the most prestigious "Grandes Ecoles". ParisTech boasts very high employment opportunities: top managerial positions in all economic sectors, high-level academic positions, leaders in the Public Sector, entrepreneurs creating their own start-ups. It has 12 partner universities in China, and has partnered with Peking University since 2000. Up to now, 117 students from PKU have attended the 9+9 program at ParisTech, including 2 from COE, with strong support by China Scholarship Council. During this visit, ParisTech wishes to promote this good relationship as well as to create an environment for professors from both institutions to meet and work together.
The COE side introduced each department’s research interests and the Globex Julmester program. The Globex Julmester Program is a professional mobility program with a worldwide exchange of students from all disciplines of study since 2012. This summer, 16 courses will be taught by professors from many renowned universities, including Mines ParisTech. Up to now, over 300 students from Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, USA and other regions have registered for the program. In the past three years, 17 students from ParisTech have participated the program.
After discussion, both institutes expressed that they would like to work together to promote collaborations in areas of science research and student exchanges.