A delegation from the University of Helsinki headed by Prof. Jouko Väänänen, its Vice President for education and international affairs, paid a visit to the UCAS Yuquanlu campus on the morning of December 4th, accompanied by Mr. Mika Tirronen, Counselor of Education & Science, Embassy of Finland. Prof. Su Gang, Vice President of UCAS, met with the delegation.
Prof. Su welcomed the delegation from Finland, and then provided an overview of the long-standing cooperation and wide-ranging exchange between UCAS and the scientific and educational circles of Finland, emphasizing features of UCAS education such as its fusion of education and scientific research.
Prof. Väänänen summarized the educational programs and key research areas of the University of Helsinki and briefly introduced the UArctic (Universities of the Arctic). He expressed his hope to collaborate more deeply with UCAS in scientific research and education on the environment and climate of cold regions, research, he stressed, that strives to address global challenges.
Afterwards, both sides discussed student exchange programs, especially at the graduate level, and preparations for the Memorandum of understanding between the two Universities, which is expected to be signed soon.
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. The University of Helsinki is ranked 56th according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University, with 11 faculties and 20 relatively independent institutes, seeks solutions for global challenges and endeavors to exercise new ways of thinking in all research fields, including mathematics, theoretical physics, law, philosophy, life science and medical science. From its establishment in 1640, the University of Helsinki has been using the power of science to contribute to society. Not surprisingly, in 1991, the University was the site where the widely used computer operating system Linux was conceived.