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The Université de Lyon co-signs the Sino-French oncology cooperation agreement

From September 28, 2018 to October 28, 2018

An official signing ceremony for the Sino-French oncology agreement was held on September 28 at the Hôtel de Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The event was attended by Yannick Neuder, Vice-President of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Prof. Fan Jiang, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, and all of its academic partners.

On September 28, the Université de Lyon signed a Sino-French oncology agreement between the Faculty of Medicine of Jiao Tong University in Shanghai (China), the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the Université Jean Monnet, the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, the Université Grenoble Alpes, the Université Clermont Auvergne and the Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

By signing this agreement, the Université de Lyon and its co-signers are committing to create an international cooperation network to develop an exchange program in the field of oncology research and education, together with its academic partners and the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Background for the Sino-French cooperation

This cooperation is rooted in the Filière médicale francophone, led by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai (UJTS) in China, and the Université Lyon 1 and the Université Paris Descartes in France. Five Sino-French seminars were held in recent years in cooperation with the CLARA initiative, both in Shanghai and in the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

The Université de Lyon has been an active contributor to this international partnership since 2013, through the involvement of its international affairs stakeholders in the project engineering. It is now providing funding and building and running student, scientist and research exchange programs for institutions in Lyon and Saint-Étienne.