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CoC signs agreement with prestigious Chinese university

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June 22, 2011

College of Chemistry Dean Richard A. Mathies has signed a joint educational agreement with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) located just outside Shanghai.

USTC is one of China's most prestigious universities. It is located in the city of Hefei, Anhui Province, about 250 miles west of Shanghai. The Suzhou Industrial Park or SIP is a joint Chinese-Singapore venture that combines the strengths of the two countries to develop an internationally competitive high-tech industrial park. SIP, which includes extensive USTC research facilities, is located in the city of Suzhou, approximately 50 miles west of Shanghai.

USTC, SIP signing

The agreement signed by the three parties emphasizes training and teaching in the field of nanotechnology. The agreement will fund nine or more graduate student fellowships to encourage the very best Chinese students to apply and attend UC Berkeley for graduate studies in chemistry. In addition, Berkeley faculty will visit USTC to help them set up and deliver instructional programs in nanotechnology-related fields. The agreement will also encourage exchange visits, seminars and collaborations between the two institutions. The agreement was facilitated with help from Berkeley chemistry professor Peidong Yang, a graduate of USTC.

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