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Delegation from University of Sussex Visited ZJSU
(2019/9/20 15:20:11)

On September 18th ,  Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor of University of Sussex (UoS) and Leina Shi, Head of Global Engagement, visited Zhejiang Gongshang University(ZJSU). President Chen Shoucan met with the guests along with the representatives from International Office and School of Information and Electronic Engineering.


On behalf of all the faculty and students, President Chen extended the warmest welcome to the delegation and briefly introduced the history of ZJSU and the development of Zhejiang Province. He pointed that Zhejiang Province has been keeping a close eye on the Computing AI, Perceptive AI and Cognitive AI as well as other phases of AI development. Based on advanced theory, key technology, supporting platform, innovative application and industrial development,“No.1 Project” of digital economy has been put into effect in Zhejiang Province to contribute to the construction of the Cyber power, Manufacturing power and Digital China. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Institute established by our two universities is the right choice for both sides to grasp the forefront of technology and industry , to seize opportunities and to follow the world trend. The School of Information and Electronic Engineering of ZJSU boasts a good research team and discipline characteristics. President Chen wished the two universities could apply themselves to make the joint institute as the model of Sino-foreign cooperation in running schools, contributing to the cultivation of talents, innovation of technology and advance in AI development.

Professor Tickell said that UOS took a lead in the global development of artificial intelligence and was known for 3 Nobel Prize winners in AI. He stressed that UOS attached much importance to the cooperation with ZJSU in establishing the joint institute, which was regarded as a strategy of significance made for internationalization of UOS. He pointed out that the Institute was a forward-looking and innovative cooperation between the two universities. It is hoped that this will be an opportunity to deepen cooperation in other fields of the two universities, integrate high-quality educational resources, and cultivate high-end international talents in artificial intelligence.


The Institute will provide full time undergraduate and postgraduate education. The initial two postgraduate programmes are in Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems and the initial two undergraduate programmes are Robotics and Electrical Engineering and Communications Engineering.The institute will aimto absorb internationally sophisticated higher educational ideology,take full advantages of China-Foreign Cooperative Education mechanism andsatisfy the demands for the development of digital economy and artificial intelligence economy in national and regional strategies. It will be committed tocultivating "New Engineering + Internationalization" professionals, with pioneering spirit and practical ability in Intelligent information technology field. It is hoped that the cooperation willdeepen reform and innovationof the two sidesin student affairs management, staff management, financial management, information management, logistics management and other higher education service to make the institutea paragon of China-UK education collaboration and cultural exchange.