SJTU and KAIST Biomedical Engineering Collaboration with Successful Bilateral Symposium

June 22, 2024

The School of Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have further strengthened their partnership through a bilateral symposium held in Daejeon, South Korea, from June 13 to 14, 2024. The symposium was a testament to the ongoing collaboration between the two institutions in the field of biomedical engineering. Led by the Deputy Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Ye Jian, a delegation from SJTU attended the symposium, engaging in in-depth discussions with KAIST on scientific research cooperation, talent cultivation, and other collaborative initiatives.

The symposium was presided over by the Director of the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST, Professor Yoonkey Nam, with nearly 20 professors and scholars from both China and South Korea in attendance. Professor Ye Jian expressed his sincere gratitude for the invitation and provided a comprehensive overview of the School of Biomedical Engineering, covering its history, faculty, research initiatives, and internationalization efforts.

To accelerate mutual understanding between the research teams, the symposium featured two parallel sessions on neuroscience and medical imaging, as well as nano-bio and systems medicine. Professors from SJTU, including Ye Jian, Tong Shanbao, Shen Feng, and Feng Yuan, presented their research findings and engaged in lively discussions with KAIST faculty members.

The symposium also included campus and laboratory tours, offering opportunities for the exchange of research outcomes and collaborative interests. Following the event, Deputy Dean Ye Jian presented a gift to the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST as a token of appreciation.

Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2018, the two institutions have actively engaged in joint research projects, faculty exchanges, joint student training, and the development of international curriculum systems. In 2024, both parties are committed to continuing and deepening their communication, aiming to elevate their collaboration to new heights.

This symposium marks a significant milestone in the ongoing partnership between SJTU and KAIST, highlighting their shared commitment to advancing biomedical engineering through collaborative research and education.