Cornell University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences Executive Dean Professor Max Pfeffer visited ShanghaiTech on October 18th, on the invitation of Vice President Gong Jinkang. Professor Liu Jilong, Vice Dean of School of Life Sciences and Technology, met with Professor Pfeffer and gave a detailed overview on the education and research of SLST and Professor Pfeffer toured the lab spaces of the L Building to learn about the infrastructure of the school.
Afterwards, Professor Pfeffer gave an information session on graduate admissions for ShanghaiTech students. After presenting Cornell University and School of Agriculture and Life Science, he answered student questions on the graduate admissions process.
The information session was part of a regular program organized by ShanghaiTech. To provide students with graduate admission information as well as an opportunity for graduate admission staff and faculty to interact with students, ShanghaiTech invites faculty and staff from partner universities to give talks on graduate admissions. A survey on the future plans of ShanghaiTech senior students shows that good number of them plan to continue their studies in a foreign university.
ShanghaiTech has signed a memorandum of understanding and student program agreement with Cornell University. A 3+1 Study Abroad Program with Cornell will launch from Fall 2018.