XAUAT News Network: XAUAT held a signing ceremony of the MOU with Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT, Poland) via video conference on May 5, 2023. Zhu Xiaowei, XAUAT’s CPC Party Secretary Committee, and Krzysztof Wilde, Rector of GUT, were present and spoke at the ceremony. Vice President Yao Yao hosted the meeting.
In his welcoming speech, Mr. Zhu pointed out that, in recent years, under the proposals of the “Belt and Road Initiative” and “Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries,” both China and Poland have yielded fruitful achievements, which has not only laid a solid foundation for developing bilateral relations in the new era but also enriched the connotation of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. In February 2022, when President Xi Jinping greeted Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Beijing Winter Olympics, President Xi noted that both should keep carrying on the major strategic plan, including the “Belt and Road Initiative” and “Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries,” as well as Poland’s post-COVID 19 revitalizations; strengthening educational and cultural exchanges and cooperation more flexibly, consolidating the traditional friendship and bringing Chinese and Polish closer. On behalf of XAUAT, Mr. Zhu expressed his appreciation for GUP’s active response to establishing the Silk Road International Alliance of Architectural and Technological Universities (SRIAATU) and proposed joint cultivation of talents and faculty exchange as well as cultural exchange in the future. He noted that this meeting is seen as remarkable for both institutions. It’s hoped that the joint efforts of the two universities would infuse new impetus into educational cooperation between China and Poland in the new era and jointly contribute great effort to a better living environment, innovation of future construction technology, and training of talents construction technology along Silk Road countries.
Rector Wilde also highly praised XAUAT’s proposal of establishing SRIAATU. He agreed that GUP is willing to seek partnership in China actively, and through “Alliance,” it’s hoped that both institutions would seize opportunities to boost student and faculty exchange and international cooperation and forge the “Alliance” into a highland of innovation in archi
Mr. Zhu and Rector Wilde signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on behalf of their respective institutions. Under the framework of the “Alliance,” both institutions agreed that all should mutually benefit each other by engaging in more cooperation in education and research.
Established in 1904, Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) is in Gdańsk, Poland. The university now has eight faculties, including the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications, and Informatics. In 2023, GUT is ranked 801st-1000th in QS World University Rankings, and its Architecture and Construction programs are ranked 201st-240th in QS World University Rankings by Subject. GUT is ranked the second research university in Poland.