Wang Xiqin, president of Tsinghua University, took part in a series of bilateral and multilateral talks with his counterparts from worldwide universities, foreign officials, academics, businesspeople and representatives of international organizations during his attendance at the 2023 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from January 16 to 18.
At their meeting on January 17，Wang talked with Martin Vetterli, president of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Jean-Paul Kneib, director of the EPFL's Astrophysics Laboratory, over the feasibility of the EPFL's participation in the building of the Multiplexed Survey Telescope (MUST).
Wang said the EPFL is an important partner for Tsinghua University and called on the two universities to expand bilateral cooperation in talent cultivation, scientific research and people-to-people exchanges.
Vetterli noted MUST has become a demonstration program for scientific research between China and Switzerland and the EPFL is willing to further deepen its cooperation with Tsinghua University in astronomy and basic physics.
Cai Zheng, the Project Manager of MUST, Deputy Director of the Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University, also attended the meeting.
Source: Tsinghua University· News