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President of University of Manchester visits PKU and delivers a speech
Sep 26, 2023
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PKU President Gong Qihuang meets with President of the University of Manchester, Dame Nancey Rothwell

Peking University, September 26, 2023: Dame Nancey Rothwell, president of the University of Manchester, recently led a delegation to visit Peking University (PKU) and the PKU Health Science Center (PKUHSC). PKU President Gong Qihuang and Qiao Jie, executive vice president of PKU and president of PKUHSC, met with President Rothwell and her delegation.
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Qiao Jie meets with Dame Nancey Rothwell

During the meeting, Qiao Jie said that in 2014, the two sides signed a cooperation framework agreement in the field of medicine and established the “PKUHSC-Manchester Academic Medical Center Genetic Joint Research Center,” through which the two institutions carried out a series of cooperation. This visit would expand the cooperation between the two sides to the whole medical field, Qiao said, adding that she hoped to see the two sides continue to work together to promote the development of medicine.

Rothwell said that the cooperation between the two universities in the medical field has made substantial progress. It is hoped that the two sides will continue to deepen exchanges, expand cooperation fields, promote R&D innovation and high-level talent training, and inject new vitality into solving the common challenges facing the world.

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The two sides also exchanged views on personnel training, teaching cooperation, and academic exchanges before signing a new memorandum of understanding for cooperation.
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During her visit, President Rothwell delivered a speech entitled “Scientific Research Life” in the PKU Medical Science and Technology Building. Chaired by Wang Jiadong, vice president of PKUHSC, the lecture attracted more than 150 teachers and students at PKUHSC. 

In her speech, Rothwell described her mental journey in scientific research and the challenges she faced at different stages. She also encouraged young people to maintain their enthusiasm for scientific exploration in medical research and to dare to face challenges and pursue their own scientific dreams. 

This article was featured in the special coverage of PKU’s Global Engagement Year.
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Written by: Lang Lang
Edited by: Dennis Meng
Source: PKUHSC Office of International Cooperation, PKU Office of International Relations