TU Freiberg Strengthens Cooperation with Universities in China

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Together with Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), TU Bergakademie Freiberg plans to establish an international laboratory for new technologies in refractory materials and metallurgy.

Bergakademie Rector Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht signed an agreement to this effect with WUST President Hongwei Ni.

The aim of the agreement is to promote international collaborative research in the fields of high-tech metallurgy and refractory engineering, to promote their application, and to establish a joint research laboratory network. On the Bergakademie side, the Institute of Iron and Steel Technology, the Institute of Geotechnics and the Institute of Ceramic, Glass and Construction Materials will be involved. The Bergakademie's partner laboratory will be the State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy in China, which is located at WUST.

During his trip to China from May 5 to 11, Rector Prof. Barbknecht also deepened TU Freiberg's cooperation with three other elite Chinese universities. Among the agreements signed was a renewal of the “4+2 Program” with China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) in Beijing on May 7. The program enables CUMT bachelor graduates to gain admission to almost all Masters and German Diplom courses at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. This signifies the third extension of the agreement, which was originally signed in 2011. Since then, 39 graduates of CUMT have enrolled in Freiberg.

On May 8, Rector Barbknecht visited China University of Geosciences (CUGB) in Beijing, where he agreed to expand the joint double master's agreement in the field of economics and business administration – and in particular in the “International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets” program. In addition, international academic conferences on topics such as international business, international resource and environmental economics, management, and law are planned to further the exchange of knowledge and experience, along with the exchange of visiting scientists for the conduction of research.

Another port of call was China University of Geosciences in Wuhan. With this visit, TU Bergakademie Freiberg underlined the importance of cooperation partners in developing international networks in the fields of teaching and research.

Some 215 students and 31 doctoral students from China are currently enrolled at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

For further information, please visit:  http://tu-freiberg.de/international/partner/asien 

Contact person: Ms. Haina Chen-Konietzky, Coordinator for East Asia / China, International Office, Tel: +49 (0)3731-394329