MOU Signing Ceremony & Medical Research Seminar Held Online between NJUCM and University of Fribourg in Switzerland
    

On December 18th, the signing ceremony of academic cooperation memorandum and the first medical research seminar between NJUCM and University of Fribourg in Switzerland was held online. The event was co-chaired by Professor Zhang Xu, Director of International Cooperation and Exchanges Office and Dean of International Education College, and Marielle de Dardel, Director of International Office of the University of Fribourg.

The presidents of both universities singeing the MOU online

On December 8, 2019, Professor Bernard Ries, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fribourg, led a delegation to visit NJUCM, which initiated the cooperation between the two universities. In March 2020, during the period of the outbreak of COVID-19, Professor Pierre-Yves RODONDI, from Family Medicine Centre at the university of Fribourg purchased 10,000 surgical masks, and donated to our university affiliated hospital frontline staff on behalf of the university of Fribourg, which played a positive role to alleviate then the state of the epidemic prevention material tension, deepened the friendship between the two sides, and laid a good foundation of mutual cooperation.

On the ceremony, the representatives of both sides witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation between Prof. Hu Gang, President of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and Prof. Astrid Espiney, President of University of Fribourg. The MOU signing is not only the integration of cultural experience of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment technology into Fribourg medical master degree program, and also the first to officially include TCM theory and clinical skills into the teaching of western medical system, which serves as a benchmark that the two universities will jointly embark on the cooperation in students cultivation, faculty exchanges and scientific research.

Subsequently, the two universities held the first medical research seminar. Professor Shi Suofang, Director of the Respiratory Department of the Affiliated Hospital of NJUCM, Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Professor Rodondi's team from the University of Friburg discussed the use and principle of Chinese medicine formula for alleviating the severe symptoms of COVID-19, the clinical efficacy of Jinhua Qinggan Granules and Lianhua Qingwen Capsules, and the current research of relevant papers.

       

The online seminar at both universities

Vice President Professor Sun Zhiguang commented in the conclusion that this signing is a historical witness of the cooperation between Chinese and Western medicine, a beneficial exploration of the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, and an upgrade version of the close cooperation between the two universities. The academic discussion fully demonstrated the contribution of the Chinese solution to the new global epidemic, and the further medical cooperation between the two sides will contribute the wisdom and strength of TCM to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.  


 

MOU Signing Ceremony & Medical Research Seminar Held Online between NJUCM and University of Fribourg in Switzerland

On December 18th, the signing ceremony of academic cooperation memorandum and the first medical research seminar between NJUCM and University of Fribourg in Switzerland was held online. The event was co-chaired by Professor Zhang Xu, Director of International Cooperation and Exchanges Office and Dean of International Education College, and Marielle de Dardel, Director of International Office of the University of Fribourg.

The presidents of both universities singeing the MOU online

On December 8, 2019, Professor Bernard Ries, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fribourg, led a delegation to visit NJUCM, which initiated the cooperation between the two universities. In March 2020, during the period of the outbreak of COVID-19, Professor Pierre-Yves RODONDI, from Family Medicine Centre at the university of Fribourg purchased 10,000 surgical masks, and donated to our university affiliated hospital frontline staff on behalf of the university of Fribourg, which played a positive role to alleviate then the state of the epidemic prevention material tension, deepened the friendship between the two sides, and laid a good foundation of mutual cooperation.

On the ceremony, the representatives of both sides witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation between Prof. Hu Gang, President of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and Prof. Astrid Espiney, President of University of Fribourg. The MOU signing is not only the integration of cultural experience of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment technology into Fribourg medical master degree program, and also the first to officially include TCM theory and clinical skills into the teaching of western medical system, which serves as a benchmark that the two universities will jointly embark on the cooperation in students cultivation, faculty exchanges and scientific research.

Subsequently, the two universities held the first medical research seminar. Professor Shi Suofang, Director of the Respiratory Department of the Affiliated Hospital of NJUCM, Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Professor Rodondi's team from the University of Friburg discussed the use and principle of Chinese medicine formula for alleviating the severe symptoms of COVID-19, the clinical efficacy of Jinhua Qinggan Granules and Lianhua Qingwen Capsules, and the current research of relevant papers.

       

The online seminar at both universities

Vice President Professor Sun Zhiguang commented in the conclusion that this signing is a historical witness of the cooperation between Chinese and Western medicine, a beneficial exploration of the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, and an upgrade version of the close cooperation between the two universities. The academic discussion fully demonstrated the contribution of the Chinese solution to the new global epidemic, and the further medical cooperation between the two sides will contribute the wisdom and strength of TCM to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.