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Visit of the Vice-President of Tsinghua University at l’X

A delegation from Tsinghua University, led by its Vice-President Wang Xiqin, was at l’X on January 26th, 2018. This visit aimed at strengthening the cooperation between the two universities.

Frank Pacard, Provost of École Polytechnique, welcomed Wang Xiqin, Vice-President of Tsinghua University, at l’X on January 26th. L’X and Tsinghua University have been partners for more than 10 years, with a cooperation agreement signed in 2004 and renewed in 2014.

L’X and Tsinghua University have a double degree program. One special feature of the program is that the Master’s at Tsinghua University is fully taught in Chinese. Ingénieur Polytechniciens students are capable of taking this program because l’X offers avanced Chinese classes.

Renewable energy is a major field of study for both universities which developed academic and research programs related to this topic. École Polytechnique and Tsinghua University have been recognized for their involvement by the Siebel Institute of Energy.   

In terms of research, the two universities have developed a strong collaboration between the Data Science and Mining Team of l’X and the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University through joint projects and articles, invitation of professors and co-organization of events such as workshops at BigNet and the AXA Data Science winter school in Beijing.

The delegation also visited the Drahi X – Novation Center and discovered the strategy and facilities of l’X in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.