The signing ceremony of the letter of intent on the establishment of "Shandong University—Osaka University International Joint Laboratory for Materials Joining" was held recently.Wang Junsong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of SDU, and Tanaka Manabu, Vice President of Osaka University and Director of the Joining and Welding Research Institute attended the ceremony.The ceremony was presided over by Sun Fengshou, Head of the International Affairs Department of SDU.
During the meeting, Wang Junsong welcomed the delegation led by Tian Zhongxue. He expects the Joint Laboratory to play a positive role in promoting the development of the double first-class disciplines in the School of Materials Science & Engineering.He further expects this opportunity to advance the comprehensive cooperation and exchanges between SDU and Osaka University. Tanaka Manabu hopes that through the close exchanges, the two sides can further carry out substantive scientific research cooperation and strive to achieve fruitful results in the construction of the Joint Laboratory. Professor Wu Chuansong, member of American Welding Society (AWS) and School of Materials Science & Engineering at SDU, introduced the preparation of the Joint Laboratory and the construction plan for the next step.
At the meeting, Tanaka Manabu and Wu Chuansong signed a letter of intent on behalf of each side. Relevant leaders of the School of Materials Science & Engineering as well as some teachers, postdocs and doctoral students who are studying materials joining attended the signing ceremony.
Osaka University, Japan, ranked 67th in the QS world university rankings 2019. The Joining and Welding Research Institute of Osaka University (JWRI) is one of the three most famous research institutes of materials joining and welding in the world.
Translated by: Song Jinxu
Edited by: Sun Yangyang, Che Huiqing