China-France institute at Tongji celebrates 20 years
ParisTech's China office is inaugurated at Tongji University. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]
The China-France Institute of Engineering and Management at Tongji University celebrated its 20th anniversary from Oct 24 to 28.
The institute was jointly established 20 years ago by Tongji University and ParisTech, a collegiate university located in Paris, France that specializes in science and business. The institute has played an important role in academic and cultural exchanges between Tongji University and French-speaking countries.
The celebrations featured a variety of activities, including a grand celebration ceremony, seminars on topics such as transportation in the digital age, exchange meetings for young entrepreneurs, and art shows.
An exhibition was also held to showcase the institute's achievements over the past 20 years. A China-France entrepreneurship and innovation center was unveiled as well.
The institute was the first China-France institute to be established in China, and its purpose is to train skilled workers by leveraging the resources of engineering schools in France and the wealth of experiences provided by Chinese and French enterprises.
Since 2000, the institute has helped 17 schools carry out more than 20 cooperation projects involving science, engineering, and management. It has attracted more than 1,500 international students to Tongji University and has trained more than 2,000 students since its inception.