In the evening of November 14th, Sun Yat-Sen University and Carnegie Mellon University signed the Collaborative Agreement for the Establishment of SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (with its subsidiary school of Electrical and Computer Engineering ) during the 2011 plenary of International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province.
According to the agreement, SYSU and CMU will establish a joint Institute of Engineering in Guangzhou, China, initially offering master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering beginning in 2013.
The mission of the joint Institute of Engineering will be to deliver world-class education in engineering, perform cutting-edge research and development, and find solutions to real-world engineering problems. Another goal is to help implement successful technology transfer to China-based industries, including helping move Chinese industries from mass-production to technology/innovation-based businesses.
CMU President Jared L. Cohon receives an interview with reporter from newsgd.com during the 2011 plenary of International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province on Nov.14.
|In the evening of November 14th, Sun Yat-Sen University and Carnegie Mellon University signed the Collaborative Agreement for the Establishment of SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (with its subsidary school of Electrical and Computer Engineering )|
“Guangdong is a manufacturing and economic center of China, as a province in the process of industry transformation, to have high-valued products is very important,” said CMU President Jared L. Cohon when received an interview with reporter from newsgd.com. “Education can produce innovation and Universities are the sources of Innovation. Working with SYSU, We look forward to bringing CMU’s innovative style, technological expertise and creative problem solving to the region,” he added.
About Sun Yat-sen University: Sun Yat-sen University is one of the leading comprehensive research universities in China, with academic areas in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering. It has about 53,000 students studying on four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai. Benefiting from its location near Hong Kong and Macau and the regional advantage of opening and economic development, the university has become an important base for training high-level talents, scientific research, providing services to society and inheriting cultural traditions. Sun Yat-sen University has also successfully built international cooperation and exchange relationships with many top universities in the world. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2010-2011, Sun Yat-sen University was ranked in the top 200 in the world.
About Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 11,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. It also has locations in California’s Silicon Valley, Qatar and Australia, and has programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.