Sirindhorn Center shows early success
Website news (Correspondent: Shi Lite and Bai Jing) Recently, a delegation of 11 members from Thailand led by Don Pramudwinai (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand) paid a visit to State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, and Sirindhorn Geo-Spatial Information Science Center for International Studies, and discussed in-depth cooperation with our school.
School faculty attending the events include: Feng Youmei, Executive Vice President of Wuhan University; Xiao Wei, program officer of Division of Asian and African Affairs in ISTCP; Du Yun, deputy director of Department of Science & Technology in Hubei Province; and academician Gong Jianya, director of State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing.
Feng Youmei introduced our school and reviewed its close cooperation with Thailand. She says that the visit of Thai delegation will further deepen the Sci-Tech cooperation, friendship and communication between Thailand and China.
Don Pramudwinai says, under the support of Princess Sirindhorn, the collaboration between Thailand and Wuhan University, especially the co-constructed geo-spatial information center for international studies, will accelerate the cooperation between Thailand and China and bring benefit to the masses.
Gong Jianya introduced the development of the Lab and the Sirindhorn Center. Two sides also held talks on further cooperation. Then, the delegation paid a visit to the satellite ground receiving facilities in Sirindhorn Center.
It is reported that the predestined relationship between Princess Sirindhorn and Wuhan University is long-standing: As far back as 2005, Sirindhorn was appointed as emeritus professor of Wuhan University. In July 2006, GISTDA and Wuhan University co-founded the Sirindhorn Geo-Spatial Information Science Center for International Studies, which opened in 2007. In April 2013, Sirindhorn revisited Wuhan University to inaugurate the new site of Sirindhorn Center.
Since 2010, the Sirindhorn Center has held 4 councils with GISTDA in Thailand and China, discussing and planning for the annual joint research projects, Thailand overseas student program, and international academic exchange activities, etc. WHU has sent multiple experts to Thailand to give lectures on the application of satellite remote-sensing and carry out staff training.
According to reports, the Sirindhorn Center will be built into an industry, teaching and research-integrated platform on spatial information. The Center will carry out broad international cooperation with the GISTDA, NASA, and ESA on aerospace control and ground application of remote sensing satellite. It will manifest the strength of Wuhan University in earth observation.
(Photographer: Zhang Hua Editor: Xiao Shan)