the NPU delegation led by Dr. Zhang Wei, the Council Chairman of the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) of China visited APSCO Headquarters in Beijing on 3 December, 2020. Ms. Yu Qi, the Secretary-General of APSCO, warmly welcomed the delegation.
During the visit, Secretary-General, Ms. Yu Qi expressed her gratitude on NPU’s continuous support to APSCO in the past years, especially on the degree education, internship program, and co-organizing the 10th Year Anniversary of APSCO and the International Symposium in 2018. Ms. Yu indicated that APSCO, as an inter-governmental organization shall try to establish closer cooperation relationship with top space agencies, organizations and institutes, and hope to make full use of such cooperation advantageous expert resources under the principle of peaceful uses of outer space to benefit Member States.
Dr. Zhang Wei shared his insight on importance of space cooperation and cultivation of talent. He expressed his views on strong cooperation between APSCO and NPU and assured that NPU will conscientiously implement the responsibilities for the construction and daily operation of the APSCO-NPU Development Base for Aerospace Talent, to actively cooperate and support the work of the APSCO. Dr. Zhang also suggested to provide and implement diversified programs for cultivating aerospace innovative talents, platforms for trainings, academic exchange and cooperation among universities of APSCO Member States and member units of “the Belt and of Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance” (BRAIA). NPU Vice President, Dr. Zhang Weihong, Vice President, Dr. Zhang Hailan, officials from office of International Cooperation and International College also participated the meeting.
Both sides exchanged views on mutual interests and reached a consensus to have a boarder range of cooperation in the up-coming years.