Build “China-Chile Future Copper Technology Center” together with the University of Concepcion
During June 24th-25th, professor Carlos Saavedra Rubilar, rector of the University of Concepcion, Chile, Doctor Ramalinga Viswanathan Mangalaraja, Director of Director of Direction of International Affairs, and Professor Roberto Parra Figueroa,Specially-invited Expert of Fangyuan and Taishan Industry Leading Talent paid a visit to our company.
Group Company Chairman Cui Zhixiang warmly welcomed the visiting of Rector Carlos and his team and discussed cooperation in scientific and technological research and development and transformation and popularization of technological achievements at some length with him. It is known that the University of Concepcion is going to build a sci-tech park with the support of the government of Regióndel Bío-Bío. The park can absorb 40 enterprises to station and serve as research and development or commercial base of the enterprises. Rector Carlos proposed that Fangyuan Company station in the park, research and transform Fangyuan technology and generalize it to South America countries, such as Chile. Cui Zhixiang expressed his agreement and suggested that the University of Concepcion take in Dongying local students to study in the universities of Chile to further promote in-depth cooperation within universities of both sides.
After exchanging ideas, both sides agreed to establish “China-Chile Future Copper Technology Center” jointly, reached an agreement on students exchange issue, and co-signed “Cooperation Intention Statement”. Group Company Vice General Manager & Chief Engineer Wang Zhi, Chief Scientist Tan Keqin, Deputy Chief Engineer & Vice-Director Wang Haibin and General Manager Office Director Wei Chuanbing attended the singing ceremony. Rector Carlos also took the letter of the government of Regióndel Bío-Bío with him, in which the government of Regióndel Bío-Bío expressed their support and expectation to the cooperation between both sides. In April 2016, Tian Qingyun, Deputy Mayor of Dongying City at that time, led a team to visit Codelco and the University of Concepcion, and witnessed the signing of “Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between China and Chile” and Memorandum of Cooperation between Fangyuan Company and the University of Concepcion together. At the end of April 2018, Dongying Municipal Party Committee Standing Committee member & Secretary-General Zhang Qinghua led a team to visit the University of Concepcion again to carry forward communication and cooperation of both sides.
The University of Concepcion, founded in 1919, located in Regióndel Bío-Bío, Chile, cultivated numerous professional talents in all circles for Chile and the world in its 99 years’ history and was regarded as one of the most important universities in Chile. This campus was well-equipped, possessed the art museum of Chile which had the most complete collection?of the country, had beautiful environment, and was declared as national heritage by Chile’s national council on monuments. The university devoted itself to develop high level scientific research project and most of its budget was used in academic research. Rector Carlos took office on May 18th this year. Taking China as the first country of his official visit showed the importance he attached to cooperation with Chinese enterprises.