Published on 4 September 2018

The President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) was welcomed at Université Paris-Saclay on 22 May 2018 in order to meet the main players who cooperate with the university.

A Chinese university on the international stage

Born from the merger of several universities in the year 2000, HUST, located in Wuhan, in the southeast of the country, is one of the universities to have benefitted from several Chinese funding programmes with the aim to enhance its internationalisation and reinforce its research potential (Project 985, Project 211, Class A and Double First Class University Plans).

A strategic partner for Université Evry Val-d'Essonne and Université Paris-Sud

HUST and Université Evry Val-d’Essonne (UEVE) have a longstanding relationship, with the twinning scheme, since 2011, of Wuhan with the Essonne region. In the area of higher education, a tripartite agreement was signed in 2017 with UPSaclay and UEVE for the creation of a French-Chinese Programme in Tissue, Cell and Gene Biotherapies. Entirely taught in English, this programme falls within the framework of the Master Tissue, Cell and Gene Biotherapies delivered by UPSaclay.

As well as this unique programme of its kind, HUST has 2 dual degree agreements with Université Paris-Sud and an engineering degree with Institut d’Optique Graduate School. It also organises a pre-master's summer school in biology jointly with UEVE and Genopole, involving many laboratories of the ecosystem, with the aim to introducing Chinese students to the education-research environment of the campus. This is but a glimpse of the actions linking HUST and UPSaclay.

The meetings organised on 22 May with the President of UPSaclay, Gilles Bloch, and the president of Université Paris-Sud, Sylvie Retailleau, enabled researchers and international relations representatives of HUST, led by their president, Ding Lieyun, to discover the Université Paris-Saclay ecosystem and discuss avenues to be developed in the future.

HUST delegation