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UR-CST and Chinese varsity move to promote transportation infrastructure and maintenance

17 Jan 2020

January 17 2020. The School of Science at the College of Science and Technology (UR-CST), University of Rwanda signed a joint agreement with Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Transportation Science and Engineering (HIT-TSE) China. The agreement will see the establishment of a Joint Laboratory for Intelligent Construction, Maintenance Technology and Equipment (ICNTE-Lab) for Transportation Infrastructure. The agreement was signed by the Vice-Dean of HIT-TSE Prof. Lianzhen Zhang and Dr. Ignace Gatare the Principal of UR-CST.

The Vice-Dean of HIT-TSE Prof. Lianzhen Zhang and Dr. Ignace Gatare the Principal of UR-CST.

Among other things, the collaboration is expected to promote construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure such as roads, bridges, airports, railways, tunnels and other infrastructure facilities to promote the development of advanced technology in transportation infrastructure.

Both parties expect that the lab will promote the development of both universities mainly in the area of scientific research. The agreement is a turning point in cementing academic exchange and enhance research and educational capabilities for both universities.

Prof. Lianzhen Zhang is convinced that the joint laboratory will benefit both students and lecturers of how best to use intelligent construction. He also believes that the just started collaboration will lead to more mutual partnership in various areas.
“We are also geared towards looking for other cooperative projects that we can work together with UR-CST.” Lianzhen said.

Group photo of participants after the MoU signing

Gerard KANKIRIHO
Volunteer in Communication Department

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