EPFL Vice President to China

Philippe Gillet, Vice President of Academics of EPFL led a delegation to China in January on the occasion of the academic conference jointly hosted by the EPFL-based International Risk Governance Council and Tsinghua University . During his stay in Beijing, Professor Gillet visited EPFL’s partner universities in Beijing, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics BUAA and Chinese Academy of Sciences CAS and renewed exchange agreements with the partners. The meetings have led to concrete results, including a new summer school initiative between EPFL and BUAA, and a high level delegation visit from CAS to EPFL, both in the course of the year 2013.

Professor Gillet also hosted an EPFL alumni night at Swissotel Beijing together with over 20 EPFL graduates currently reside in China, during which he presented the recent development of EPFL.