On April 15, at the invitation of Vice President George Korfiatis of SIT (Stevens Institute of Technology), NPU Vice President Yuan Jianping visited the school and signed two interschool collaboration agreements.
In November of 2012, Dean of Engineering School of SIT Prof. Chassapis who is now vice provost of SIT，visited NPU and started cooperation with School of Astronautics in the fields of talents’ cultivation, scientific research. Professors of SIT took the initiative to set up an innovation team consisting of young scholars from five schools of NPU with an intention to conduct research on chip satellite and nano-satellite. The agreements of interschool strategic cooperation and scientific research cooperation would further guarantee the exchange and interaction between the two sides.
During the talk, Greek American Professor Vice Provost Chassapis expressed the wish to establish strategic cooperation partnership with NPU so as to carry out all-round cooperation in teaching and scientific research. As universities of science and engineering, the two schools had a lot in common. And NPU was very happy to conduct collaborations with such a prestigious school. The two sides discussed thoroughly the related issues in implementing the agreements, such as intellectual property protection, etc. They also talked about the ways to carry out the programs of 3+2, 4+1 co-teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Afterwards, the delegation of Vice President Yuan visited relevant laboratories and reached an agreement with SIT to conduct scientific collaborations with laboratories as a platform.