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The Celebration of “Belgium-China Joint Laboratory for Industrialized Construction”

  Published:11/16/2017 

The opening ceremony of ‘Belgium-China Joint Laboratory for Industrialized Construction’ was successfully held at the November 10, 2017, in Yifu Building of Tongji University. The laboratory is co-founded by Tongji University, Ghent University and Shanghai Construction Group, which is aim to explore creative industrialized construction methods by combining constructing, information technology and automatization.

 

The vice president of Tongji University, Gu Xianglin, and the consul of the Consulate General of Belgium in Shanghai, Marie-Adélaïde Matheï were invited to attend the ceremony. In addition, President Gu and consul Matheï gave important speeches and also expressed their sincere congratulations to the laboratory. As the core members of laboratory , Luc Taerwe (Academician of Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences), Zhao Xianzhong (Dean of College of Civil Engineering), , Jiang Huanjun (Vice dean of College of Civil Engineering), Xu Yonghe (Manager of Institute for Materials Science in Shanghai Construction Group), and Yuan Yong (Professor of the department of geotechnical engineering) were also invited to attend the ceremony. .
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Firstly, on behalf of Tongji University, president Gu gave a speech, stating that, “The relationship between Tongji University and Ghent University went very smoothly in the past. Also, we are all looking forward to building more cooperation and creating better future.” At last, Prof. Gu expressed his sincere wishes to the laboratory.
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Marie-Adélaïde Matheï also made an impressive speech. She looked back the history of the relationship between China and Belgium. In addition, she said the co-founded laboratory will definitely contribute to better relationship between the two countries.
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In addition, Zhao Xianzhong, introduced the achievements that have been obtained in the cooperation programs between Tongji University and Ghent University. Also, he expressed his fully support and wishes to the construction of Joint Laboratory.
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Luc Taerwe, the academician of Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, described his deep friendship with China in his speech and stated the contribution of the "China Platform".
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Based on the Joint Laboratory, a cooperative research platform will be set up, which is the milestone for further cooperation between Tongji University, Ghent University and Shanghai Construction Group.