International friendship

Officials from Fudan University in China visited campus Sept. 10 to sign an international exchange agreement with Washington University. Participating in the signing in Brookings Hall are (from left) Fudan University professor Chen Jianmen, Fudan University Chancellor Qin Shaode, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Pratim Biswas, Ph.D., the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and chair of energy, environmental and chemical engineering. Fudan and WUSTL are part of a consortium of 25 universities that constitute the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership (MAGEEP). The two universities plan to have faculty and doctoral student exchanges in areas of energy and environmental research and will be part of a 15-university “Aerosol Network” to be launched in Hong Kong in December 2008. WUSTL has funded 14 projects to promote interactions with counterpart universities in MAGEEP, which is gearing up for the Second International Symposium on Energy and Environment Dec. 8-10 in Hong Kong.