On December 7, a delegation representing Italian universities and industries visited ShanghaiTech. Headed by Professor Silvio Aime, Deputy Rector for Research and Director of Biotechnology Department, University of Turin, delegates included Francesca Natale, industrial Partnership Officer, University of Turin; Fuvio Uggeri, Research Center Director of Bracco Imaging; Luigi Ricciardi, CEO of Menarini Biomarkers Singapore PTE, Ltd; and Dr. Roberto Pagani and Dr. Alessandro Arduino from the Italian Consulate in Shanghai.
ShanghaiTech Vice President Gong Jinkang, Vice Provost and Director of Office of Human Resources Jiang Ge and faculty representatives from School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) and iHuman Institute attended the meeting.
Professor Gong introduced the development of the university and reviewed the partnerships built between ShanghaiTech and Italy. The Italian delegates expressed their approval of ShanghaiTech’s vision and showed great interest in carrying out biomedical research exchanges. After the meeting, the Italian delegation visited SIAIS and iHuman Institute.
Founded in 1404, The University of Turin is one of the oldest universities in Europe and plays an important role in research and training. It has a long list of illustrious alumni, including Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize winners and prominent lawyers, philosophers and writers.