Richard Lester, Associate Provost and Bruce Tidor, professor of biological science and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Mianheng Jiang on the morning of March 28th.
ShanghaiTech Provost and Vice President Jie Yin introduced ShanghaiTech, followed by presentations on the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) by Professor Chia-kuang Tsung and the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) by Vice Dean Jilong Liu.
Since ShanghaiTech and MIT started their 3+1 visiting student program in 2015, six ShanghaiTech undergraduate students have studied at MIT for semester or year-long exchanges. President Jiang and Professor Lester agree that the program has been asuccessful win-win cooperation, as the highly selective program has sent ShanghaiTech’s top students to MIT for study. Both President Jiang and Lester agreed that they would like to continue the student program and explore cooperation in faculty development and curriculum design.
After the meeting, Lester and Tidor visited EM in SPST, the Mass Spectrum, NMR in iHuman Institute and the Molecular Imaging facility of SLST. iHuman Insititute Distinguished Adjunct Professor Kurt Wüthrich (2002 Nobel Prize Laureate and recent recipient of the Shanghai International S&T Award), discussed NMR with the visitors.