Grenoble Alpes University of France delegation paid a visit to our university

Professor Yassine Lakhnech, the Designate President of the University of Grenoble and Alps of France, led a delegation of 9 people to visit Soochow University on the afternoon of September 9th.Zhang xiaohong, vice President of Soochow University, met with the delegation at Yi Yuan Building. The two sides had friendly exchanges on strengthening the cooperation between the two schools. Shen Yue, director of Europe and Africa Department of Suzhou Foreign Affairs Office, leaders of the graduate school, international cooperation and exchange department, materials and chemical engineering department, college of computer science and technology, medical department and other related functional departments and college attended the talks.


Vice President Zhang Xiaohong welcomed the delegation and introduced the history and development of Soochow. He claimed that Soochow University attaches great importance to international cooperation and has established good relations with more than 200 universities in more than 30 countries. Suzhou and Grenoble are sister cities, so the two schools have pleasant cooperation conditions.Since our cooperation with the university of Grenoble and Alps in France, the School of Pharmacy has sent 19 undergraduate students to go to France for postgraduate study.On this basis, the university is willing to further develop multi-level and multi-field cooperation with the university of Grenoble and Alps of France.




Schoolmaster Yassine Lakhnech gave a brief introduction to the school.He said that the two universities have maintained a friendly and cooperative relationship for a long time, especially the faculty of pharmacy and the faculty of pharmacy of the University of Grenoble. The Erasmus+ Key Action 1 multilateral joint master program sponsored by both sides has been approved with a total funding amount of 2.33 million euros.He hoped to discuss how the two sides can conduct joint talent training and deeper academic cooperation.He also proposed the establishment of a Grenoble - alpine university office atSoochow University to facilitate future cooperation. Finally, Lakhnech who is the designed president expressed his keen hope of receiving Chinese scholars in Grenoble.



Professor Sabatier, Dean of the School of International Master and Biological Health of Grenoble, explained the proposal of establishing a Sino-French joint graduate school.He advocates the four school-running goals of "focusing on the needs of students, creating a high-quality academic atmosphere, building a rich and innovative ecosystem, and creating the mobility of joint projects". He hoped that this cooperation could realize the benign interaction between social sustainable development and scientific research.


Then, the two sides discussed the details of the school's academic system, curriculum arrangement, academic qualification and more details.During his stay in the Soviet Union, the delegation of Grenoble - Alps University also communicated with the Department of Materials and Chemical Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the Department of Medicine.


The University of Grenoble - Alps is a national research university with a history of nearly 700 years. Its scientific research strength is at the top level of France. It has produced three Nobel Prize winners and one Turing prize winner.US News (2019) ranked 125th in the world of universities.The two schools signed a memorandum of cooperation in 2018.In addition, Soochow has signed a cooperation agreement with the French learning center of Grenoble University to carry out French teacher training and student exchange activities.