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President Qiu Yong meets Rector of the University of Oslo and confers Honorary Professorship to Norwegian scholar

President Qiu Yong meets Rector of the University of Oslo and confers Honorary Professorship to Norwegian scholar


On April 17th, Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, received Professor Svein Stolen, Rector of the University of Oslo (UiO), at Gongziting of Tsinghua, and exchanged views on the future cooperation between the two institutions.

During the meeting, Qiu extended his welcome to Prof. Stolen and thanked him for his support to the cooperation between Tsinghua and the UiO. The two institutions have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a student exchange agreement in 2017, facilitating student mobility and the possibilities of collaborative research. Qiu hoped that in the future the existing areas of collaboration between Tsinghua and UiO could be extended.

Qiu Yong also congratulated Professor Nils Christian Stenseth for becoming an Honorary Professor of Tsinghua and hoped he would become a bridge between the two institutions.

Qiu noted that in the future Tsinghua will pay more attention to its internationalization and its cooperation with partner institutions. The University of Oslo is an important partner of Tsinghua. He hoped that in the future Tsinghua will conduct closer cooperation with UiO in more areas.

Prof. Stolen noted that he is honored to be at Tsinghua, and the collaboration with Tsinghua is crucial for the UiO. The UiO is also an international university. It welcomes more Chinese students and will send more Norwegians to China in the future.

At the end of the meeting, Qiu Yong formally conferred the title of Honorary Professorship of Tsinghua to Professor Stenseth.

Afterwards, the Norwegian guests also attended the opening ceremony of the “Tsinghua-Norway Collaboration-Workshop Series”.

Writer: Zhu Lvhe