CAE Honorary Chairman Xu Kuangdi Met with Sir Keith O’Nions, Rector of Imperial College London
Xu Kuangdi, Honorary Chairman of CAE, met with Sir Keith O’Nions, Rector of the Imperial College London on July 2, 2012, exchanging views on the promotion of scientific and technological cooperation between both sides, talent cultivation, and so on.
After warmly welcoming Sir Keith O’Nions for his visit to CAE, Xu recalled the days when he was studying in the Imperial College London from 1980 through 1981 with great fondness. Xu also showed great appreciation for the consistence of Imperial College London in maintaining the fine tradition of being science, engineering and medicine based. Besides, Xu spoke highly of its efforts in enhancing exchanges between China and the United Kingdom, as well as the scientific and technological cooperation between institutions of higher learning and research institutes in both countries. In the end, Xu extended his hope that both sides further strengthen collaboration in the future so as to increase mutual understanding and tighten friendship.
Sir Keith O’Nions thanked Xu for his time and hospitality, who then briefed him on the general information of the Imperial College London, the focus of recent work, as well as its cooperative efforts with research institutes in China.
Present also in the meeting were Prof. Guo Yike with the Department of Computer Sciences, Imperial College London, Ms. Caroline Davis, Director-General of the Department of International Exchanges, Imperial College London, Prof. Di Qijie, President Assistant of Shanghai University, also the Director-General of its Discipline Office, Song Yonghua, alumni of the Imperial College London, as well as relevant officials from the Department of International Cooperation of CAE. (By Zhu Yu, July 2012; translated by Liu Chang)