At the invitation of Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon) , Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, and Swiss Space Center, NPU delegation headed by Secretary of School Party Committee Ms Chen Xiaozhu paid a visit during July 13thto 19th, together with the deans of Office of International Cooperation, School of Science, School of Automation, Propaganda Department of the Party Committee.
On July 14thof Swiss time, Chen Xiaozhu’s delegation paid an official and friendly visit to Swiss Space Center. During their visit, the director of the Center Mr. Volker Gass had an in-depth talk with the guests concerning their further cooperation on the project of QB50.
On the morning of July 15thof French time, the party of Chen Xiaozhu came to Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard for an official visit. The two sides discussed issues about conducting research cooperation on battery energy management, and converter fault tolerant control technology. Afterwards, Ms Chen Xiozhu and President Pascal BROCHET signed an agreement on co-establishing “Sino-France Joint Laboratory of New Energy and Hybrid Power”.
On the morning of July 17th, NPU delegation visited Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon) and attended the graduation ceremony for the students of the “3+2 Co-training Program” between the two schools, which was part of the celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. The commencement was held in the City Hall of Lyon (The Hôtel de Ville de Lyon).
At 11 a.m, in the Red Hall of the City Hall of Lyon, and witnessed by deputy mayor of Lyon and acting consul general Mr. Duan Jinzhu of Consulate-General of China in Lyon, NPU and INSA Lyon held the engineer-degree awarding ceremony for the 17 graduates who were jointly trained by the two schools. After the ceremony, Ms Chen Xiaozhu and President Eric Maurincomme signed “The Memorandum of Scientific Cooperation” between NPU and INSA Lyon.