On the morning of Sep.21st, Prof. Sun Youhong, Vice-President of Jilin University, and Dr. Suzanne Hollins, Head of Research, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) signed the Memorandum of Understanding between Jilin University and ANSTO.
Prof. Sun Youhong expressed warm welcome to the delegation, made a brief introduction of Jilin University, especially the current situation of archaeology, environmental science, health care, geoscience, water resources management, etc. He suggested that the two parties promote the collaborations in much wider areas, taking the collaborations in the dinosaur evolution research as a beginning and taking full advantage of the nuclear technological strengths of ANSTO. Dr. Hollins expressed the gratitude for Jilin University’s warm reception. She said that ANSTO is carrying out research in wide range of areas, and sees great potential in collaborations with Jilin University.
Prof. Timothy D. Huang, Guest professor of Jilin University and representatives from Office of Science and Technology, Office of Global Engagement, College of Environment and Resources, Museum, Laboratory of Evolution of Past Life and Environment in Northeast Asia and Dinosaur Evolution Research Center, etc Participated in the Signing Ceremony.
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), which was founded on April 27th, 1987, is a national nuclear technological organization in Australia. It was established on the basis of AAEC, which was firstly founded in 1953. This organization is mainly responsible for formulation of nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear fuel science and the technological consultation, national strategy and policy-making for the nuclear target of Australia. Prof. Robert Reisz, Honorary Professor of Jilin University and professor of Toronto University, Prof. Timothy D. Huang, Guest Professor of Jilin University and research team from Jilin University have worked together with ANSTO to form an interdisciplinary collaborative research team. They are planning to use the advanced technology and equipment of ANSTO to do studies on past lives fossils.