The University of Limerick has signed a cooperation agreement with East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghia on October 22nd, 2008. The agreement aims to strengthen the relationship between the institutions starting with academic and research exchange between the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL and the Schools of Material Science Engineering and Information Science and Engineering at ECUST.
ECUST was established in 1952 and is one of China's key research-oriented universities. It has over 40,000 students.
The signing took place during the Taoiseach led trade mission to China. Pictured are: Back, L-R: John McGuinness, T.D., Minister for Trade and Commerce, Batt O'Keeffe T.D., Minister for Education and Science, Frank Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland.
Front L-R: Professor Bao Hao, Deputy Director, International Affairs Office, Associate Professor of Polymer Materials, ECUST; Professor Ma Yulu, Vice President, ECUST; Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic & Registrar, UL; Josephine Page, Manager, International Education Office, UL.