Queen's and Fudan agree to pursue approval of a joint network for environment and sustainability research
Queen's and Fudan University officials have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, a first step in seeking approvals at both universities for the establishment of a joint Fudan-Queen's Network for Environment and Sustainability Research during the Ontario Government's Environmental Trade Mission to Shanghai and Nanjing, China this week.
Building on the long-standing strategic partnership between their institutions, the network, if approved, will foster cooperation by Queen's and Fudan researchers to explore complex issues in a wide range of fields related to achieving sustainable development in China. It will seek research support from external agencies and collaborate with other universities, government institutions and enterprises based in China, Canada and other countries. Dr. John Dixon, Associate Vice-Principal (Academic & International) represents Queen's at the signing ceremony.
Queen's and Fudan Universities have collaborated on many joint ventures since signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2000 including faculty visits, student exchanges, specialized study-abroad programs and joint research.