President Jiang Mianheng, Chairman of the University Council Zhu Zhiyuan, andLab Director of Photonics and Physics of Condensed Matter ProfessorLiu Zhi met with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Provost Martin Schmidt and Director of International Affairs Bernd Widdig on September 23rd. The discussion was centered on student exchange and academic collaboration. Jiang Mianheng and Martin Schmidt signed a Special Student Pilot Agreement, which offers ShanghaiTech students an opportunity for long-term study experience in one of the best universities in the world. The selected undergraduate students will be able to study at MIT for one semester/year. They will be assigned to an academic department and will be eligible to receive academic credits accepted by ShanghaiTech for completed courses.
After the signing ceremony, the delegation met with Department Head of Nuclear Science and Engineering Dennis Whyte, and Principal Research Scientist Charles Forsberg and discussed how to strengthen cooperation in the area of nuclear science.
Jiang Mianheng then talked with Director of MIT Chinese Education and Technology Initiative (CETI) Sean Gilbert. The CETI team came to China and had a three-day workshop with ShanghaiTech students in July this year. Both sides were positive about the first program at ShanghaiTech and wished to continue it in the future to give students more multicultural experiences and knowledge on science and innovation.
Physics Professor Marin Solijacic gave a talk on the latest development of Photonics to the delegation and Physics department scientists and students.
The delegation’s last meeting was withMIT School of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Innovationand Director of MIT Nano Initiative Vladimir Bulovic. The two sides explored possibilities for cooperation in scientific innovation and nano research.