UBC and SCUT to strengthen ties in teaching and research
April 17,2017 17:47:00 readCount:618
Vice President Zhu Min (right) meeting with Dr. André Ivanov (left) at the Shaw Science Building
SCUT and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada will forge tighter links on student programs and scientific research, in particular with regard to electronic engineering fields.
A UBC delegation consisting of five staff members came to SCUT on April 10 to discuss details of possible future cooperation. The guests from Canada, led by Dr. André Ivanov, a tenured professor of UBC and head of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was received by SCUT Vice President Zhu Min at the Shaw Science Building, with heads of related SCUT divisions and faculties also present on the meeting.
Zhu Min expected the two sides to develop a wider and deeper partnership that will be based on the platform created by the upcoming SCUT Guangzhou International Campus. “3+2” joint training programs on Bachelor’s/Master’s combined degree will be promoted in areas such as integrated circuit design and smart grid engineering, which are strong points of both universities.
André Ivanov denoted that Guangdong and British Columbia have established sister-province relations since 1995, and the two universities share many similarities in their academic strengths. He looked forward to learning more information on joint projects of the International Campus.
Besides having conversations on the “3+2” combined degree programs, the UBC delegation and SCUT academics also exchanged ideas on short-term student exchange programs and research cooperation. Those attended the sessions included faculty members of the School of Electric Power and the School of Electronic and Information Engineering.
Established in 1908, the University of British Columbia is a public research-intensive university that has built an extraordinary reputation around the globe. Recognized as one of the top three universities in Canada, it is a vital member of the Canadian U15 Group and a founding member of Universitas 21, a global network of research-intensive universities working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation.

Source from the Office of Global Partnerships
Translated and edited by Xu Peimu