Zhu Bingwen (right), Party secretary of Inner Mongolia University signs cooperation agreement with Fudan University in Shanghai, on Dec 12. [Photo/imu.edu.cn]
A delegation from Inner Mongolia University (IMU) in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, visited Fudan University in Shanghai on Dec 12 to expand cooperation between the two universities, according to IMU officials.
Led by Zhu Bingwen, Party secretary of IMU, the delegation participated in a symposium with Zhang Zhiyong, vice president of Fudan University, and the heads of relevant units.
At the seminar, the two sides formally signed the counterpart cooperation agreement.
Officials said it defines the framework cooperation content in terms of development planning, system construction and management operation, faculty development, maintenance of discipline, scientific research improvements, staff training, international exchanges and cooperation.
Before the signing, Zhu talked about the progress in the cooperation and exchanges between the two universities since IMU delegation went to Fudan University on May 12 this year. He said at that time IMU expressed its hopes for cooperation in the development of first-class disciplines, the development of teaching staff, the training of cadres, the joint training of students and other aspects.
Hosted by Fudan University’s Zhang, both parties at the seminar held on-site consultations on the issues raised. Officials said they outlined a number of specific goals at the implementation level, laying the foundation for further in-depth cooperation.
Counterpart cooperation agreements between IMU and Jilin University, Lanzhou University, Northeast Normal University and Fudan University have been signed successively since October of this year -- marking a new prelude in IMU’s development strategy and counterpart cooperation work.
After the seminar, the IMU’s Zhu Bingwen had further talks and consultations with Jiao Yang, Party secretary of Fudan University.
Meanwhile, the IMU delegation visited the national laboratory of genetic engineering at Fudan University and had discussions with teachers at the School of Life Sciences.