Professor DENG Shixiong, Vice President of Chongqing Medical University, led a delegation on a visit to Sweden and Denmark from September 5 to 12, 2023, at the invitation of Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and the Southwest Jutland Hospital of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
At the affiliated hospital of Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the delegation toured the Da Vinci Robot Training Centre and Experimental Animal Centre. They engaged in in-depth discussions with Professor Smith, the Director of the Department of Experimental Medicine and former Nobel Prize Review Committee member, and Professor Harrison, the Director of the Preclinical Research Centre. The discussions focused on research collaboration, student exchange, curriculum introduction, and plans for practical cooperation in teaching and research.
The delegation also visited the National Life Science Laboratory in Sweden and expressed intentions to collaborate on inviting relevant experts to lecture at the university and jointly cultivating postdoctoral researchers.
Subsequently, the delegation visited the Southwest Jutland Hospital, an affiliate of SDU, and held discussions on collaborative clinical research in fields such as cardiology, reaching a consensus on establishing multi-level research cooperation.
This visit further strengthened the friendly cooperation between CQMU and Karolinska Institute and facilitated collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Southwest Jutland Hospital of SDU.
Karolinska Institute, located in Stockholm, Sweden, was founded in 1810 and is renowned as one of Sweden’s leading medical schools and among the top medical schools globally. In the 2023 QS World University Rankings for Life Sciences and Medicine, Karolinska Institute ranks 10th globally and 1st in Sweden. The institute is responsible for 43% of Sweden’s academic research in medicine and has an affiliated Karolinska University Hospital.
The KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden, a member of the Nordic Five Tech alliance. In the 2023 QS World University Rankings, it ranks 73rd globally and 1st in Sweden. The university comprises colleges of chemical engineering, biotechnology and health sciences, offering programs in medical biotechnology, medical engineering, and life science molecular technology.
University of Southern Denmark is a comprehensive university located in the southern part of Denmark, formed through the merger of Odense University, the Southern Denmark School of Business and Engineering and the South Jutland University Centre. It enjoys a high reputation worldwide in the field of life sciences. The Southwest Jutland Hospital is an affiliated hospital of SDU.