Delegation of VUB President Visited SJTU
On November 17, 2014, the President of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Paul De Knop visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University with his delegation. Delegates included the Doctoral School's Dean Karen Francoise, Dean of the Department of Education Koen Lombaerts, Director of ECHE Zhu Chang. The Secretary of European Capital University Union Kris Dejonckheere, President of the Doctoral Education Council of the Europaevm Melita Kovacevic, and the Director of the research center of University of Vienna Lucas Zinner also attended. Chairperson of the University Council Jiang Sixian, Vice President Huang Zhen met the guests. Jiang Sixian on behalf of SJTU extended warm welcome to the delegation of Knop, and introduced the history and development of SJTU after the Reform and Opening Up.
Knop thanked the meeting with Jiang Sixian, and expressed that he was very glad to have the opportunity to visit SJTU, and attend the educational forum on Sino-European doctoral education.
Huang Zhen introduced the reform of semester policy of SJTU, the project of the courses of international master, and welcomed the exchange of students with VUB.
VUB as a university with long history was founded in 1834, with currently more than 9000 students. Its best majors include optoelectronics, economic management, and communication. The major of optoelectronics ranks first in Europe, and is widely supported by many EU projects.
Translated by Xu Pan Reviewed by Wang Bingyu