In November, the president of UPSaclay, Gilles Bloch, welcomed the president of Beihang University, Huibin Xu The two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provides structure to their partnership and a framework to the PhD Double-Degree Agreement, which was also signed on the occasion.
The agreements will extend existing cooperation to all UPSaclay member institutions and foster the joint organisation of summer schools and scientific events, and provide support to student mobility and research internships.
Beihang University is China’s first university to focus on aeronautical and astronautical education and research – complete with three Nobel prizes, over 1,000 international students, and partners all over the world that enable faculty exchanges, student mobility conferences, joint degrees, and joint publications.
The institution already has a number of historical links with UPSaclay member institutions.
Since 2011, several agreements have been signed with the Université Paris-Sud in the fields of physics, electronics and mathematics.
Furthermore, students and researchers at Beihang University will be able to benefit from the short training program and summers schools offered by UPSaclay.
Several Ecoles d’Eté France Excellence projects (introduction to research for a public of Chinese and international students co-financed by the French Embassy in China) submitted by UPSaclay member institutions have been selected for 2019.