Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.
"Drexel is proud to launch this collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a driving force in China’s development as a great hub for high-tech innovation,” said Drexel President, John A. Fry. “Together, our institutions can expand opportunities for groundbreaking research, outstanding education and the translation of new technologies to commercial applications. Our distinguished alumnus Jiang Mianheng played a key role in establishing this partnership, and I thank him on behalf of the University."
The Chinese Academy of Sciences is China’s leading national comprehensive research and development center in natural sciences and innovative technologies. SARI is a research organization jointly established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shanghai municipal government to promote sustainable economic and social development, interdisciplinary exploration and innovation, and advanced platforms for technology development.
The Drexel-SARI Center will be a permanent home for Drexel’s research collaborations and educational partnerships with SARI and other institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, offering Drexel faculty insight into the latest technology and innovation in China. The Center will also serve as a base in Shanghai for other Drexel educational endeavors including internships and co-ops, and provide staging space for a wide range of programs, symposia and executive training for scientists and engineers covering all aspects of technology commercialization strategy.