On the morning of September 22, the International Symposium on Frontier of Translational Medicine was held in the Lecture Hall of the School of Medicine, SJTU. It was attended by Liu Zhiming, Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC, Ma Dexiu, Chairperson of the SJTU University Council, Chen Guoqiang, SJTU Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President of Karolinska Institutet, and Huang Gang, Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and others.
Liu Zhiming, Ma Dexiu, Chen Guoqiang and Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson unveiled the International Sci-Tech Cooperation Base which was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC and co-built by the School of Medicine, SJTU and Karolinska Institutet. Wang Zhenyi, recipient of the State Supreme Sci-Tech Prize and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Wang Yifei, former President of Shanghai Second Medical College and Advisor of the School of Medicine, attended the unveiling ceremony and delivered keynote speeches.
Founded in 1810, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) is one of the largest medical colleges in Europe and has nurtured five Nobel Prize winners. Prior to the launch of the International Sci-Tech Cooperation Base, the School of Medicine, SJTU and Karolinska Institutet have signed after years of cooperation a memorandum of understanding, covering bilateral academic conferences, joint research centers, staff exchange and joint education, etc.
The International Sci-Tech Cooperation Base will be committed to training translational medical talents with a global vision, building a high-level international joint research center for translational medicine and organizing various academic exchange activities. It will also launch the MD+PhD Joint Education, Double-PhD Program and a short-term visiting program, etc. and introduce the curricula and faculty resources from foreign universities so as to improve the overall level of talent cultivation towards the standards of world-renown medical colleges. This great move will contribute to nurturing China's internationalized and high-level professionals and enhancing the overall level and international standing of the scientific research and talent cultivation of the School of Medicine, SJTU.
Translated by Chen Yanzi | Reviewed by Tian Cong