On 8th August, a delegation from University of Groningen (RUG), led by RUG president Prof. Sibrand Poppema, visited the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). Prof. Folkert Kuipers, head of Medical School and vice president of University Medical Centre, Ms. Xuefei-Knoester Cao, Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Groningen Confucius Institute joined the delegation to discuss collaboration possibilities with BUCT.
Prof. Chen Dongsheng, the vice president of BUCT extended warm welcome to the delegation. After an introduction on both universities, the possibilities of collaboration on joint degree, research and teaching among faculties of two institutions were discussed. Both universities agreed that there were many potentials and favorable conditions for education and research collaboration in pharmacy, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science and other fields and would further strengthen communication between the two institutions. A Memorandum of Understanding between BUCT and RUG was signed during the meeting.