On April 2, 2019, President Zongkai Yang met delegation of Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), headed by Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff, Chair of the Board of Directors. Vice President Jiandong Li attended the meeting.
Enrico Schleiff (left) and Zongkai Yang (right)
President Zongkai Yang expressed his welcome to the delegation and gave an introduction to Xidian Unviersity (Xidian). He mentioned that since the Xidian-FIAS Joint Research Center (XF JRC) during his visit to FIAS in November 2018 was proposed, both parties have had continuously exchanged thoughts and ideas about the establishment of the Center. He hoped both parties could take this visit as a good opportunity to discuss concerned issues about the XF-JRC so as to lay a solid foundation for its formal establishment.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff thought highly of President Yang’s proposal and would be willing to build a joint research center together with Xidian. He shared what FIAS had done for establishing the XF-JRC in the last several months and hoped both parties could achieve important consensus during the visit.
Founded in 2003, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) is a private-public institution for basic theoretical research in various areas of science, such as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, and computer science. It especially focuses on interdisciplinary applied research of artificial intelligence in different areas of science.