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China,United States : YALE enters joint venture with SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY.

Yale moved globalization efforts by announcing a joint venture with leading Chinese research institution Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

University President Peter Salovey and SJTU President Zhang Jie signed the center into existence. Salovey and other administrators hope the center, that focuses on biostatistics, will lead to richer research opportunities than either institution could create.

The goal is to identify and facilitate research collaborations with biostatisticians at Yale, but colleagues at Yale School of Medicine interested in clinical issues that are a priority at SJTU, such as lung cancer and diabetes.

SJTU is stronger in biostatistical modeling of research on clinical medicine, whereas Yale s biostatistics department is stronger on modeling more basic biomedical research.

Between 6 and 10 Yale professors will make their way to Shanghai to do research at the center. Several SJTU faculty will also come to New Haven. There will be an exchange of students at some point.

The new agreement calls for the exchange of faculty and students. Students from China will have the opportunity to learn about substantive and methodological issues from faculty at Yale, and Yale students will have an opportunity to learn about such issues from our Chinese colleagues.

However, there will be no exchange of funds in the collaboration, adding that this stipulation is typical for joint centers established by Yale and other universities.

The Shanghai biostatistics center is the latest of several international collaborations Yale has established in recent years.

The China Law Center and a joint plant genetics and biology laboratory at Peking University in Beijing are examples of Yale s international cooperation.

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Date:Mar 27, 2014
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