Southwest Jiaotong University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Technische Universit?t Dresden (TU Dresden), a world-famous university in Dresden, Germany. Four schools at SWJTU, including the School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology, and School of Transportation and Logistics, have established "many-to-one" cooperative relationship with "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at TU Dresden, and will collaborate in their respective fields with the new partner on joint academic programs, researches, exchanges of academics and scholars, and other academic events, epitomizing the latest achievement of our cooperation with world-class universities as well as further enhancement of Sino-German relationship.
News report on the cooperation program between the two universities on the website of TU Dresden
“This cooperation agreement is an honour and a great benefit for the 'Friedrich List' Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences – but above all, it is also an international confirmation and recognition of our excellent research work around the topics of transport and mobility in all its facets,” said the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Prokop.
Liu Xiaobo, Dean of the School of Transportation and Logistics, speaks at the online meeting.
Despite of disruptions and inconveniences brought about by the Pandemic, the University initiated a series of changes to the traditional mode of international exchanges and explored different ways such as online meetings to continue and maintain international cooperation. Since September 2020, SWJTU and TU Dresden teams have stepped up their efforts in promoting the cooperation between the two universities and bringing benefits to both the faculty and students. After the signing of the MOU, the two universities will keep on advancing exchanges and implementing the programs.
To brave the challenges in future, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges, in collaboration with world-class universities and research institutions, will strive to pool and assemble international excellent educational resources for the development of "double first-class" university, provide more opportunities for our students to receive quality international education, and build multiple international platforms for high-level academic exchanges and research cooperation.
About Technische Universit?t Dresden
Technische Universit?t Dresden is one of the largest industrial engineering universities in Germany and plays an exemplary role in Germany and even in Europe. It was founded in 1828 as the Technische Bildungsanstalt (Technical Institute) in Dresden. The university is a member of TU9, a consortium of the nine leading German Institutes of Technology. It is one of the eleven German universities which succeeded in the Excellence Initiative in 2012, thus getting the title of a "University of Excellence". The university ranked 152th worldwide according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 173th in QS World University Rankings. The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the TU Dresden is named after Friedrich List, a famous German economist. The faculty is the only one in Germany dedicated to transport and traffic sciences and has an internationally recognized competence for sustainable mobility.
Its interdisciplinary research covers the entire range of transport on land and in the air, which makes the faculty a pioneer in the development of systemic solutions for the design of safe, efficient and sustainable transport systems. The faculty, with 20 professors, 7 institutes, 1100 students and more than 200 scientists, offers a diploma degree program in Transport Engineering, a bachelor degree program in Transport Economics and 4 master programs.
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