On March 7th and 8th, University of Pennsylvania Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar and Penn Global Director Amy Gadsden visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Jiang Mianheng.
University of Pennsylvania is one of ShanghaiTech’s important partners. Penn Engineering is currently working with School of Information Science and Technology on faculty development and student exchanges.
President Jiang and Dean Vijay Kumar discussed more potential collaborations for a joint doctoral program and online courses. SIST Vice Dean Professor Yu Jingyi then toured Dean Kumar around the labs.
During President Jiang's meeting with Dr. Amy Gadsden, Professor William White, director of the Perry World House, and Dr. Scott Moore, director of Penn Global China Program on March 8th, they explored collaborations in areas of mutual interest in entrepreneurship and management, medicine and law. After the meeting, the Penn Global delegation visited SEM and Professor Yang Lifeng’s lab, and met with SIST students who will enter a master's program at Penn Engineering through the ShanghaiTech-Penn Engineering fast track program.