Friday, 7 December 2018

UniTrento partners with Ucas for space research

UniTrento and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a framework agreement on international cooperation. A scientific collaboration in physics will be one of the first joint initiatives

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The University of Trento and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Ucas) signed an agreement this morning at Palazzo Sardagna to encourage mutual exchange in teaching and research.

The agreement was signed by Wu Yue-Liang, vice president of Ucas, and Maurizio Marchese, prorector for international development of UniTrento.

Physics and, in particular, the study of the universe, will be at the centre of this scientific partnership.

The collaboration will build on the relationship that was established informally between Chinese research teams and the research group led by Stefano Vitale (professor at the Physics department of the University of Trento) in the area of gravitational waves.

The delegation of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, which included members of the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (Ciomp, Cas), participated yesterday in a series of specific meetings on the projects led by Vitale, focused on space research, in the physics laboratories in Povo.

In China, Ucas is a pivotal research institute for natural sciences and science and technology in general, especially in the area of research and development.

It was originally founded over 30 years ago. It has always awarded master’s and doctoral degrees, and introduced undergraduate degree programmes in 2014.