On October 3rd and 4th, Prof. He Lianzhen, Vice President of ZJU and Prof. Li Erping, Dean of ZJUI visited the University of Illinois At Urbana–Champaign (UIUC). During the visit, the two universities held a series of multi-dimensional conversations to further strengthen their cooperation. On the morning of October 4th, Prof. He and Prof. Li held talks with Prof. Tamer Basar, Dean of College of Engineering, Prof. Martin Wong, Executive Vice Dean and leaders from partner departments had an in-depth exchange on details of cooperation, during which they have reached a lot of consensus on issues such as the ZJU-UIUC Institute operation and instruction, high-level faculty recruitment and joint doctoral program. On the same day, Prof. Robert Jones, Chancellor of UIUC, and Prof. Andreas Cangellaries, Provost of UIUC met with Prof. He, and Prof. Li. During their talk, they proposed new ideas and plans for the joint undergraduate and graduate programs and joint research programs. Chancellor Jones highly valued the long-standing and solid partnership with Zhejiang University. He had also readily accepted the invitation to lead a delegation to visit ZJU next March.
From left to right: Professor Dipanjan Pan (Associate Head of biological science(BMS), UIUC), Professor He Lianzhen ( Vice President of ZJU) , Professor Li Erping( Dean of ZJUI), Professor James Lafave (Associate Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), College of Engineering, UIUC), Professor David Cahill( Head of Materials science and engineering,UIUC), Professor Philip Krein( Executive Dean of ZJUI), Professor Tony Jacobi ( Head of Mechanical Engineering, UIUC),Professor Martin Wong( Executive Vice Dean of College of Engineering, UIUC), Professor Tamer Basar (Dean of College of Engineering, UIUC), Professor Michael Oelze ( Associate Head of Electrical and Computer engineering, UIUC), Professor Erhan Kudeki ( Associate Head of Electrical and Computer engineering, UIUC).
From left to right：Professor Andreas Cangellaris ( Provost of UIUC), Professor He Lianzhen ( Vice President of ZJU), Professor Robert Jones (President of UIUC), Professor Li Erping( Dean of ZJUI), Professor Philip Krein ( executive dean of ZJUI).
Translator: Lan Lin