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Healthcare research centre boosts Edinburgh-Zhejiang alliance

Medical research will be translated into technologies to improve healthcare as part of a new collaboration between Chinese researchers and the University of Edinburgh.

The Biomedical Translational Research Centre at Haining in Zhejiang province will be developed in association with the Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh Institute. The centre will create commercial products and develop new ideas for innovative care. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed this week by the University of Edinburgh, Zhejiang University and the Juanhu Lake International Science Park Committee.

Scottish Government

The agreement was witnessed by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Mayor of Haining Municipal Government, Cao Guolaing. Scotland’s First Minister is in China promoting the growing economic, cultural and educational links between China and Scotland.

PhD programme

An MoU between the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University was also signed to create a four-year PhD programme in biomedical sciences, which will be taught in English.

International campus

The City of Haining has invested $500 million in an international campus that officially opened last year. It is one of several innovative partnerships between Zhejiang University and leading international partners.

The purpose-built campus will eventually accommodate 5000 students.


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