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FANG Shouen Attends Opening Ceremony of the 8th China-Italy Science, Technology and Innovation Week

By:Sino-Italian Campus  Published:11/20/2017 
On November 14th, the opening ceremony of the 8th China-Italy Science, Technology and Innovation Week was held in Beijing. Mr. WAN Gang, Vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and Minister of Science and Technology of People’s Republic of China, Valeria FEDELI, Minister of Education, University and Research of the Republic of Italy, along with other leaders and guests, and representatives from universities, research institutes and business sectors from all over the country, attended the event. Mr. Fang Shouen, Party Secretary of Tongji University, was invited to attend the ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony, Fang met with Ms. Fedeli. He introduced to Ms. Fedeli the history and achievements made in the cooperation between Tongji University and its counterparts in Italy. Tongji University has carried out educational cooperation and exchanges with nearly 20 Italian universities at different levels. The Sino-Italian Double-degree Program for undergraduates. One, in its cooperation with University of Bologna, Polytechnic University of Turin and Polytechnic University of Milan, has been in place for more than 10 years and has trained nearly 1,000 graduates. Ms. Fedeli expressed her gratitude to Tongji University for its contribution to the cooperation and exchanges of education between China and Italy, and wished the two sides a more fruitful cooperation prospect.

In the afternoon of that day, the Parallel Sessions on Major Fields of Science, Technology, and Innovation between China and Italy took place in the same period. A dedicated matchmaking meeting was held for the participating universities, institutions and enterprises from both sides.