Additional collaborations with China
Our ties with China also extend to a growing presence on Chinese soil. Swedish students at KTH have the opportunity to take part in studies or research in a variety of locations. Beijing and Shanghai are just a few of the cities with partner facilities and there are new collaborative projects being developed continually between KTH and leading Chinese institutions.
The medical platform cooperation
A recent example of collaboration between KTH and China is the medical platform cooperation withThis project involves KTH’s Head of Neuronic Engineering, Professor Hans von Holst, and is derived from the need to find innovative tools to help the rehabilitation of patients with neurological damage. The tools being developed will provide doctors with new ways to better treat patients, and as Professor von Holst presciently notes, “The medical world needs technological innovation beyond the operating theatre, and KTH will continue to be very important for the development of medical technology in the future.”
Shanghai has already hosted an interactive seminar in the autumn of 2011, and this year will see another meeting with the use of these new instruments and the partnership’s latest advances.
Another relationship KTH shares with China is the student-driven, which, having just reached its tenth year is a special joint effort in exploring the development of the country. It is a vital program and a fantastic growth opportunity for students as well as businesses. This is the largest student project with an international focus in Sweden.
For many years China has been an important trade partner with Sweden, so it is not unusual to learn that there are currently around 650 Swedish companies established in China (not counting Hong Kong), and over 10,000 Swedish companies are active trade partners - most of these are technology driven.