ITMO Hosts CROPS 2017: Chinese-Russian Optics & Photonics Symposium for Young Scientists

From November 27 to December 6, ITMO University hosted CROPS 2017 – a Chinese-Russian symposium for young scientists in the field of optics and photonics. The event gathered 76 researchers from both countries.The Chinese side was represented by scientists from Changchun University of Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Huazong University of Science and Technology, and Nankai University. Amongst the Russian participants were representatives of Orel State University, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Crimean Federal University, Saratov State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University and ITMO University, as well as research fellows from the Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Center.

CROPS 2017 has become ITMO’s first conference in photonics and optics to involve representatives of as much as five Chinese universities. What’s more, ITMO University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are partner universities. As part of their collaboration, the Chinese university sends its PhD and Master’s students to ITMO university; the Chinese are also interested in inviting ITMO’s staff to train their students. Students of both universities can participate in short-term exchange programs, as well. Last month, a group from ITMO went to Changchun University of Science and Technology; the visit coincided with the 1st CUST and ITMO International and Academic Forum that brought together more than a hundred specialists. PhD students and staff from Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Center also participated in the event as part of ITMO’s delegation.

The text was taken from ITMO.NEWS