China, Fedeli: “Mattarella’s visit an opportunity to strengthen academic and scientific relations. Strategic agreements signed, efforts in our sectors will continue”
“President Sergio Mattarella’s visit to China represents an important opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations in the fields of University, Science, Innovation and Space”, said the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, Valeria Fedeli.
Agreements signed include a bilateral strategy in the sector of innovation up to 2020; an agreement between the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) for new scientific experiments on board the Chinese Space Station, with a focus on the biomedical and physiological aspects and the related technologies; an agreement between Municipality of Beijing and Regione Campania on scientific and technological cooperation; two agreements between the Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the top universities in the world, and the Polytechnic Universities of Milan and Turin; an agreement between Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies in Pisa, the Chongqing University and the local authorities.
“These agreements – said Minister Fedeli – are the result of an effort made by the MIUR and our academic and scientific systems which have continued for several years and that have given Italy a leading position among China’s European partners. We will continue on the same path, which is now formalized in the National Innovation Strategy”. In this perspective, the Minister will lead the Italian delegation that will go to China in the autumn for the eighth edition of the “Italy-China Innovation Week”.