On October 26, Professor He Lianzhen, vice president of Zhejiang University, and Prof. Marc-Philippe Weller, vice-rector for International Affairs at Heidelberg University, signed an agreement for a student exchange program by video link.
Both parties shared their ideas and initiatives in scientific research and global cooperation. They hoped that the two universities could deepen cooperation in the domains of digital health and sustainable development. They also looked forward to officially launching the student exchange program after the pandemic.
Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is one of the Universities of Excellence under an initiative started by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. It ranks 42nd in the 2021/2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Its strong disciplines include physics and astronomy, biology, archaeology, life sciences, medicine and pharmacy.