On the afternoon of June 5, 2019, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Soochow University jointly held the signing ceremony and seminar of the Pasteurien College de Soochow University at Soochow University. Tang Hong, Director General of Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Fernando ARENZANA-SEISDEDOS, Scientific co-Director of Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Xiong Sidong, President of Soochow University, Yang Yixin, Vice President of Soochow University, and Jiang Xinghong, Vice President of Soochow University, participated in the signing ceremony and seminar. Yang Peng, Head of the Education department of Bureau of Frontier Science and Education Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jiang Xufen, Special Assistant of Dean in Shanghai Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, were invited to attend the signing ceremony.
The ceremony was hosted by Vice President Jiang Xinghong of Soochow University. Prof. Tang Hong and Prof. Xiong Sidong signed the cooperation agreement of the Pasteurien College de Soochow University on behalf of both parties. Based on the principle of mutual benefit, long-term cooperation and common development, the agreement takes "extraordinary exploration and active innovation" as its mission by integrating the superior resources of both parties, and realizes with first-class teachers, first-class scientific research and first-class teaching. Disciplinary construction, education and teaching, personnel training, scientific and technological innovation, and service to the society have all been upgraded. Both sides are committed to the cooperation of science and education and the synergy of people, and the two sides jointly cultivate high-level research-oriented medical and life science professionals. Through research and development of research-based curriculum resources, the partners will actively carry out reforms of research-based teaching models, enhance the ability of the university to develop innovative talents, and provide sufficient backup talents for the sustainable development of the Institute. In order to promote the implementation of the agreement, the two sides will play their respective advantages, jointly establish a cooperation leading group, composed of leaders of the two sides, and hold regular meetings.