December 10th-11st, Prof. Dimitri Krainc from Northwestern University, who was recommended by Zhejiang University Alumnus—Mr. Pin Ni, Senior Executive Vice President, Wanxiang Group, General Manager of Branch in the United States visited Zhejiang University.
On December 10th, Zhaohui Wu, President of Zhejiang University, met with Prof. Dimitri Krainc. Two sides had an in-depth discussion about the cooperation in the Medical centers, drug discovery, and clinical trials. On December 11th, Ms. Zhang Meifeng, Development and Liaison Office, Zhejiang University, Prof. Xu Zhengping, Dean, School of Public Health; Associate Dean, School of Medicine; Executive Director, Medical Center, Prof. Xu Xiao, Associate Dean for Medical Education and International Affairs, School of Medicine had a meeting with Prof. Dimitri Krainc. After listening to the introductions of the School of Medicine, Medical Center, and Center for Neuroscience, Prof. Krainc put forward his opinion and suggestion on the layout of the Medical Center and the introduction of excellent talents. After the meeting, Prof. Dimitri Krain also visited Prof.Hu Hailan’s lab and the 2nd Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, and delivered a report on the molecular mechanism of Parkinson’s disease.
Northwestern University is a famous private research university in the world, and it is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference. Northwestern University is ranked 11th in National Universities in 2018 U.S. News and is ranked 20th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is ranked top 20 U.S. medical schools and is one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the United States.