VUB delegation led by Rector Prof. Paul De Knop visited four top universities in Shanghai, including Fudan University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai University of Sport.  

At Fudan University, the VUB delegation was warmly welcomed by the Vice President Prof. dr. LU Fang and discussed bilateral cooperation issues, including the Brussels Academy of China and European Studies (BACES), and other common interests in academic collaboration, such as student mobility, summer schools, research exchange, and joint projects.

VUB Rector Prof. dr. De Knop visit Fudan University VUB Rector Prof. dr. De Knop met Tongji Vice President Prof. dr. JIANG Bo

Vice President of Tongji University, Prof. dr. JIANG Bo, welcomed the VUB delegation at its campus. The meeting was very constructive and participants from both universities discussed issues on cooperation between doctoral schools and graduate schools, research on higher education, faculty and student exchange, joint programmes, and possibilities of summer schools.

As VUB is the Coordinator of the EU Erasmus Mundus EU-China DOC project, Rector Prof. De Knop gave an opening and welcome speech at the 3rd EU-China DOC Conference and Workshop held on 14-15 November 2014 at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prof. De Knop highlights the importance of the quality of doctoral education and EU-China cooperation in this field.

The Chair of University Council of SJTU, Prof. JIANG Sixian, and Vice President of SJTU, Prof. HUANG Zhen welcomed the VUB delegation and discussed the organization of the EU-China DOC conference and workshop as partners, and other key cooperation issues with SJTU, including Master and Doctoral Education, joint research, student and faculty mobility, and academic exchanges in various fields.

Prof. De Knop also visited Shanghai University of Sport and discussed bilateral cooperation issues with SUS. SUS staff demonstrated Chinese Martial Arts during the official visit. Chinese Martial Arts is a long-standing cooperation area between VUB and SUS.

VUB Rector Prof. dr. De Knop visit Shanghai University of SportVUB Rector Prof. dr. De Knop met SJTU University Council Chair JIANG Sixian and Vice President Prof. HUANG Zhen