Some of the world’s highest ranked universities from China and Sweden joined forces this week for the three-day China–Sweden Excellence Seminar. Climate Change, ageing and nanomaterials were some of the many topics discussed at the event that took place 16–19 November at Fudan University, Shanghai.
Jointly organized by the China Association of Higher Education and the Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum (SACF), the event gathered university presidents, scholars, public representatives and industry professionals in Shanghai. The Swedish government was represented through Consul General Ms. Victoria Li, and the former Director of the Shanghai Education Commission Dr Zhang Weijiang attended on part of the Shanghai regional government.
The purpose of the China-Sweden Excellence Seminar was not only information exchange between researchers, but to promote research collaboration on issues facing our societies and world today. The seminars were divided into four sub-sessions; The Aging Society that dealt with how technological innovations can be used to improve the health and quality of life for elderly citizens. The seminar included presentations such as “Elder law, e-health, integrity and privacy protection” by Professor of Public Law Titti Mattsson, Lund University.
Materials Science discussing how new materials can fix many of today’s problems. Professor Li Yan, Peking University held an opening presentation.
Sustainable Development taking a look at energy sources, carbon capture, future batteries and other ways of reducing the environmental impact of human activities. Presentations included “The Economics of Sustainable Development:
- Progress and New Challenges” by Professor Chuanzhong Li, Uppsala University.
- University Management & Education where it was discussed how to improve the way the universities work and how to gain the most from student and research exchanges.
All of the seminars included presentations given by Swedish and Chinese scientists followed by discussions between researchers, business leaders and government officials.
Source: Consulate General of Sweden, Shanghai