Imperial College Visits NUST

On May 14, Keith Onis, the president of Britain Imperial College and his delegation visited Nanjing, issues like social public security, digital image processing and digital urban had been fully discussed between Mr. Onis and WANG Xiaofeng, the president of Nanjing University of Science and Technology(NUST).


Imperial College London(officiallyThe Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) was set up in 1907. Itis apublicresearch universitylocated in London, United Kingdom, specializing in science, engineering, medicine and business. Formerly a constituent college of the federal University of London,


Imperial became fully independent in 2007, the 100th anniversary of its founding. Imperial is a member of the G5 with another four members:University of Cambridge,Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, theUniversity of OxfordandUniversity College London, signify the highest level of advanced scholarly attainment in Britain.

“ Secure Science”: a brand-new scientific idea unites these two universities. One is the elite university from Britain; the other is the research university located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties. Both sides reached initial consensus in the following areas: continuous and mutual visits by specialists and scholars of both universities, personnel and academic exchanges, cooperatively-run schools in social public security.


Before the academic exchange activities, YANG Weize, the Member of Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Nanjing Party Secretary had a meeting with visitors from Britain. YANG explained his ideas on social public security which both citizens and city managers were very concerned about.

Information security is an everlasting topic of information construction, so do smarter city. During the process of the development from digital city to informational city, people keep generating information in production activities. Information form has been more complicated, information transmission speed has become faster, and information dissemination has spread more and more widely. The social is faced with more severe information security situations. It makes tough work for city managers to ensure the legal, safe, orderly utilization of information resource.

Aiming at the forefront of world public security technology, WANG hopes the cooperation between the two universities will meet the needs of urban public safety by attracting and cultivating superior talents
with combined scientific priorities. 

The main purpose of Imperial College’s visit is looking for ways to sent innovative talents from R&D centers in Nanjing to Imperial College for further study. At the same time, upgrading the cooperative administrative levels and expanding the cooperative scope, NJUST appeals toImperial College to settle the Center of Research Translation (CORT) on campus. The cultural and economic value of research findings of CORT will affect not only Nanjing, but also Yangtze River Delta region and even the whole nation.

(By Zhao Yi)