Joint lab pro­duces ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By ZHANG XIAOMIN in Dalian zhangx­i­aomin@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

Dalian Mar­itime Univer­sity in North­east China’s Liaon­ing prov­ince is home to a bea­con of in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion.

The sub­ma­rine en­gi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment lab­o­ra­tory, which is ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing ex­change and find­ing an­swers to ma­jor tech­ni­cal prob­lems, is the re­sult of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween DMUand a num­ber of other uni­ver­si­ties and mar­itime in­sti­tu­tions from around the world, in­clud­ing the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego; the Univer­sity of Houston; the Na­tional Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity of Ukraine; the World Mar­itime Univer­sity and the Amer­i­can Bureau of Ship­ping.

By shar­ing tech­nol­ogy, tal­ent and other re­sources, the part­ner in­sti­tutes have car­ried out a dozen of State-level in­ter­na­tional tech­no­log­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion projects and pro­duced some worldlead­ing tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment, ac­cord­ing to Sun Yuqing, pres­i­dent of DMU.

“The joint lab­o­ra­tory rep­re­sents a higher level of co­op­er­a­tion, based on the ex­change of stu­dents and teach­ers,” he said.

“This is im­por­tant be­cause China is in a po­si­tion of weak­ness amid the in­creas­ingly fierce com­pe­ti­tion for de­vel­op­ment of deep-sea re­sources.”

In ad­di­tion to the ex­change of stu­dents and teach­ers, we will set up more joint labs in the fu­ture.” pres­i­dent of Dalian Mar­itime Univer­sity

Sun Yuqing,

DMU is one of the best mar­itime uni­ver­si­ties in the world, own­ing and op­er­at­ing two ad­vanced ocean­go­ing train­ing ves­sels, each with a car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of more than 10,000 dead­weight tons.

It is renowned in­ter­na­tion­ally as a cen­ter of ex­cel­lence for mar­itime ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, and is rec­og­nized as such by the World Mar­itime Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Sun said the univer­sity has fo­cused on in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion in or­der to cul­ti­vate tal­ent.

Com­pared­with mar­itime uni­ver­si­ties in coun­tries like theUnited States, DMU fo­cuses more on aca­demic and tech­no­log­i­cal train­ing in­stead of lead­er­ship, yet its alumni have still grown to be­come lead­ing fig­ures in their fields in ship­ping com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions around the globe.

“On the cam­pus, we help our stu­dents build their as­pi­ra­tions and give them the abil­ity to ful­fill their am­bi­tions,” Sun said.

DMU has es­tab­lished co­op­er­a­tive re­la­tions with more than 110 uni­ver­si­ties, ship­ping com­pa­nies and mar­itime in­sti­tu­tions in morethan 30 coun­tries and re­gions. “In ad­di­tion to the ex­change of stu­dents and teach­ers, we will set up more joint labs in the fu­ture,” Sun said.

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