Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, visited Sichuan Province from July 14th to 15th. Yin Li, Governor of Sichuan Province, Fan Ruiping, Secretary of Chengdu Municipal Committee of CPC, Luo Qiang, Mayor of Chengdu and some other leaders of Sichuan province and Chengdu held a talk with Lin Zhongqin on implementing province-university strategic cooperation framework agreement.
The founding ceremony of Sichuan Research Institute by Shanghai Jiao Tong University was held in Chengdu on July 15th. The research institute is positioned as a connector for technology and industry, booster for the transformation of technology achievements, incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship and feeding device for applied talents. In the future, adopting the mode of headquarters plus base of research institute, Sichuan province and Shanghai Jiao Tong University will jointly carry out the construction of technology innovation platform, the transformation of major scientific and technological achievements in Sichuan and talents exchange and cooperation, jointly build four research centers of new materials, electronic information (civil-military integration), biological medicine and culture creativity and jointly build dark matter laboratory in Jinping County.
Yin Li said that the establishment of Sichuan Research Institute by Shanghai Jiao Tong University marks that the strategic cooperation of Sichuan province and Shanghai Jiao Tong University has entered to a new stage which will provide strong technological and talents support to Sichuan’s innovation and industry upgrading and play an active role in Sichuan’s economic and social development.
Lin Zhongqin said that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has long reaching ties to Sichuan province. After their strategic cooperation agreement was signed last year, the two parties have more frequent exchange and more abundant cooperation. Sichuan Research Institute by Shanghai Jiao Tong University is an important carrier of province-university cooperation and a vital platform for the university’s scientific research achievements and talents to integrate in Sichuan’s development.
In the afternoon of July 15th, Lin Zhongqin visited Fan Ruiping. They came to an agreement that the two parties will promote the comprehensive cooperation in machine manufacturing, electronic information, biological medicine, new material and talents training and help Chengdu to become a national central city which embodies the new development concept. They decided to build a comprehensive research institute in Tianfu New District which has the function of fundamental science research, technology R&D and transformation and talent cultivation.