On 22nd November 2023 the director of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Prof. Dr. Boštjan Zalar, met with the delegation of Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), consisting of the Vice President of BJTU, Mr. Qiang Wu, Prof. Dr. Ke Guan and Dr. Lei Fan. BJTU is active in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, economics, transportation, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, architecture, and law. The university, which enrolls 30,000 students each year, comprises 18 schools.
The aim of the visit was to strengthen and expand the cooperation between BJTU and IJS, which has successfully existed for more than 10 years with the Department of Communication Systems (E6). During the meeting, the director of IJS presented the institute, its research areas, research infrastructure and highlighted some of the most important achievements. Following this, the Vice President of BJTU, Mr. Qiang Wu, also provided key information about their university, in particular about its operation and organization, areas of activity and international cooperation. Subsequent discussion was focusing on the supporting activities to innovation processes that IJS offers to researchers, which was supported by M.Sc. Robert Blatnik.
At the end of the successful meeting the Vice President of BJTU, Mr. Qiang Wu, and the Director of IJS Prof. Dr. Boštjan Zalar signed a Memorandum of Understanding governing future collaboration.