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Professor Jasper Knoester from University of Groningen Visited Jilin University

17, Jun, 2017 Office of Global Engagement 3

From May 21 to May 24, Professor Jasper Knoester, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen, visited Jilin University.

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Professor Sun Junqi, Dean of the College of Chemistryand Director of State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, and Dr. Zhang Guangcui, Director of Division of International Relations Office, metwith Professor Knoester.Other relevant membersfrom College of Chemistry of Jilin University attended the meetings. The two sides summarized the progresses of Jilin University -University of Groningen DualUndergraduateDegree Programin Chemistry and Joint DoctoralEducation Project. They alsodiscussed the extension of cooperation to dual doctoral degree program and other projects.

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In the morning of May 23, ProfessorYu Jihong, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the International Joint Laboratory of Jilin University, met with Professor Knoester. Sheoutlined the construction plan and organization of scientific research of the Laboratory. Theytalked aboutfuture interdisciplinary cooperation covering science, medicine and engineering. In the afternoon of the same day, Professor Knoester visited theSchool of Electronic Science and Engineering and had exchanges with heads of relevant disciplines and young teachers from the School, chaired byDean of the School - Professor Lu Geyu. Theyreached a consensus on the opportunities forcooperation between the two universities in the field of organic optoelectronics.

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During the visit, Professor Knoester also visited theState Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials of Jilin University, the State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, and the International Joint Laboratory on Nanomicro Structuringin Chemical Science.

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Founded in 1614, University of Groningen is among the top 100 universities in the world and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Theuniversity has earned an excellent academicreputation. It wasranked the 80thby Times Higher Education World University Rankingsin 2017, and Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials affiliated to itwas ranked one of the world’s top-10 institutes in the field. Moreover,Professor Ben Feringa won 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his achievement of "Molecular Motors"developed in 1999.