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Podpis dohody prof. Wang Jinsong a prof. Pavol Šajgalík.

New Joint SAS and NPU Research Centre

4. 6. 2019 | 1181 visits
An extraordinary and scientifically and economically advantageous agreement for the establishment of a joint research centre was signed in China on 31st May by the President of the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Prof. Wang Jinsong and President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Prof. Pavol Šajgalík.
This agreement develops and solidifies cooperation between the two institutions which came to be in September 2015. The President of the NPU Prof. Wang Jinsong and SAS President Prof. Pavol Šajgalík both signed the memorandum of cooperation at that time in Bratislava. Subsequently, a two-day workshop was held in Smolenice in June 2016 which focused on the possibilities of cooperation between SAS and NPU in China. In September 2017, a Chinese delegation led by prof. Wenqiang Dong once again visited Slovakia. The SAS President initiated a vision of closer cooperation, which is being updated in a number of points in the new agreement. Among other things, mutual exchanges of researchers and doctoral students on two to three-month internships is covered. This agreement guarantees the exchange of at least ten selected scientists a year, with the Chinese side covering the cost. The agreement also includes the organization of bilateral symposia and, in particular, closer cooperation within Slovakia with a unique joint research centre with China.
The focus of cooperation was originally in the area of progressive ceramics, but it is also spreading to other areas. The NPU offers research in biomedical sciences, computers, electronics, informatics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, aerospace engineering, new materials, and other sciences. SAS will also contribute to collaboration in new materials research and machine mechanics, but also in archaeology, cultural heritage, biomedical sciences, experimental medicine, geography, forest ecology, as well as architecture and other sciences. For SAS, a new form of collaboration with one of the most important universities in Asia is a testament and an inspiration. "Our scientists' interest in Chinese scientific institutions is motivating us to further research and at the same time providing space and opportunities for its realization," says Prof. Pavol Šajgalík during his stay. (spn)