On the afternoon of January 27, Wenzhou Medical University held online cooperation talks with the University of Turin (UNITO). Prof. Roberto Pagani, the science and technology counselor at the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, Prof. Alessandro Vercelli, Vice-Rector of UNITO, took part in the meeting, together with the director and consultant of the International Affairs Office at UNTIO, persons in charge of the International Affairs Office and the First Affiliated Hospital of WMU. The meeting was moderated by Prof. Wang Yuanyuan, Director of the International Affairs Office, WMU.
At the meeting, Prof. Wang Yuanyuan expressed gratitude to the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai on behalf of Wenzhou Medical University for the efforts they have made in promoting cooperation between two universities. Prof. Wang pointed out that Italy has been an important trading partner to Wenzhou and even Zhejiang province. Wenzhou has been known as the hometown of overseas Chinese. Tens of thousands of business elites here choose to pursue development in Italy. What’s more, Wenzhou and Turin are closely connected with profound friendship. UNITO possesses a strong faculty and its affiliated hospital cooperates closely with China. It is believed that with a solid foundation, the cooperation between WMU and UNITO will realize resource sharing and facilitate mutual complementarity.
After that, attendees from the International Affairs Office and the First Affiliated Hospital of WMU and Vice-Rector of UNITO Prof. Alessandro Vercelli introduced their universities and affiliated hospitals from the perspectives of disciplines, scientific researches, and clinical service. The two sides then discussed and reached a consensus over cooperation on student exchanges, scientific research, education, and clinical services.
The University of Turin was founded in Italy in 1404. It has a history of more than 600 years and is one of the largest universities in Italy. The University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga of Orbassano is the largest institute for cancer prevention, treatment, and research in Italy and also a major cancer research institute in Europe. The University of Turin ranks the 217th globally according to the US News World University Rankings in 2021.