Penn Partners with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Penn President Amy Gutmann with Prof. Li Jiayang, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Penn President Amy Gutmann with Prof. Li Jiayang, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Amy Gutmann unveils the Joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping with VP Li Jiayang and Prof. Rongqiao HE, Deputy Dir. General.
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Amy Gutmann with Beijing Penn Club staff: Jerry Zhang, CAS '08 MES '09, Loretta Evans and Xinyi Yang CAS '14.
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Amy Gutmann with faculty at the CAS: Geoffrey Aguirre, Adrian Raine, James Gee and Sharon Thompson-Schill.
Date: 
Thu, 05/26/2011

May 27, 2011

Penn announced an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging. Gutmann and CAS Vice President Li Jiayang also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a cooperative research relationship and facilitate academic exchange between the two institutions.

After the signing ceremony, faculty from the two institutions joined researchers and administrators for a symposium on neuroimaging to highlight the range of problems and methods represented by the CAS-Penn Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping, including cognitive and systems neuroscience, criminology and neuroscience, computational anatomy and physiology, and clinical and translational neurosciences.

This event was part of Penn's visit to East Asia, formalizing two academic partnerships, hosting alumni gatherings in Korea and Taiwan, and announcing alumni gifts to Penn’s Korean Studies Program. View the Engaging Globally story describing this visit.