University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host a delegation from the Chinese Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto.
The visit on Wednesday included an introduction to the Institute for Quantum Computing and a tour of the Quantum-Nano Centre. The visit was helpful in supporting joint research collaborations with Chinese institutions, facilitating faculty and student exchanges, as well as strengthening the relationship between Waterloo and China.
The University of Waterloo had the privilege of hosting the president of the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Friday, October 14.
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS president, was joined by Professor Ashraf Kassim, vice provost of NUS, and Koh Li Ling, associate director, global education, in the International Relations Office at NUS.
They met with leaders in Waterloo’s co-op and cybersecurity programs, as well as the Water Institute to learn more about these initiatives. Meetings at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Velocity also included a tour.
The University of Waterloo has renewed its International Exchange Agreement with Austria’s University of Graz. The agreement signed on Oct. 5 allows students from Waterloo and Graz to continue participating in exchanges, including the opportunity to pursue a co-op position through Graz’s institutional and industry partners.
On Friday, July 22, 2016, a delegation from Chang’An University visited the University of Waterloo to finalize a 2+2 agreement for Geomatics in the Faculty of Environment.
The signing took place after meetings between Chang’An University, Waterloo International, and Faculty of Environment personnel. Ian Rowlands, interim associate vice-president, international and Jean Andrey, dean of Environment, along with Chang’An University Vice-President Junhai Zhao, did the honours of signing the agreement.
The University of Waterloo is making a French connection with Sorbonne Universités, an alliance of 11 universities in France that offers academic and research programs.
The Waterloo Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and Waterloo International co-organized a joint seminar in May 2016 that focused on transdisciplinary innovation in health engineering and became the first substantive collaboration between researchers at CBB and Sorbonne’s Institute of Health Engineering.