DRAGON-STAR visits Peking Univeristy, 28 February 2013

DRAGON-STAR visits Peking University, 28 Feb 2013

A meeting took place between the DRAGON-STAR’s coordinator, Mr Epaminondas Christofilopoulos and Mr Zhang Yan, Chief, Division for Overseas Projects , Office of Scientific Research, Peking University.

Peking University is the best Chinese University and the fοurth in Asia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013) with excellent perfomance in teaching and research. Peking University embraces diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world’s best universities in the future.

The objective of the bilteral discusions was to set the framework  for closer collaboration, and especially to jointly decide upon joint actvities, such as hosting Horizon 2020 information days and special trainings.

28 February, Beijing

 

Background

Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. At the end of 20th century, the Chinese government placed PKU at the top of the agenda for promoting higher education, with a view to making it a world-class university by the 21st century. With the annexation of the former Beijing Medical University, a completely new Peking University was formed on April, 2000. Supported by the government, Peking University has made great progress in disciplinary programming, talent nurturing and scientific research.

Human Resource

PKU is proud of its outstanding faculty. It includes 52 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 7 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering. At Peking University, about 60% of the educators hold Ph.D. degrees.