SJTU and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) have established research collaboration to pursue research on sustainable energy.  Recently, a JI faculty team composed of Chengbin Ma, Olivier Bauchau, and Mian Li was funded for a joint research project with three researchers from KU Leuven. The title of the project is ‘Advanced Hybrid Approaches for Dynamic Load Identification on Lifetime Critical Components in Rotating Machinery ‐with Special Focus on Wind Turbine Dynamics.’
JI advocates international collaboration on teaching and research. The establishment of the SJTU-KU Leuven Fund will promote academic exchange and advance the research in both universities.
Introduction of KU Leuven:
KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium. Founded in 1425, it is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. It has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. KU Leuvin is co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).  It is a leading European research university in the following fields: semiconductor, microelectronics and nanotechnology, bioinformatics and biostatistics, stem cell research, clinical medicine, medical imaging, neurological, sports therapy and rehabilitation, trauma psychology, genetics, food science, actuarial and econometrics, EU law, restoration and protection of ancient architecture, and cryptography.
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