HNU establishes college of biomedical engineering
Hainan University (HNU) established its College of Biomedical Engineering on Jan 3, and students will begin attending the new college from September this year.
The establishment of the college was a decision made by HNU after looking at the national strategy, local characteristics and development needs of Hainan. It will drive the growth of the health science disciplines at HNU and contribute to the construction of the Hainan Pilot Free Trade Zone (Port).
Officials attend the inauguration ceremony.
Prior to the new college, there were no schools on the island province which specialized in the biomedical engineering discipline - which is urgently needed in the construction of the Hainan Pilot Free Trade Zone and Free Trade Port.
HNU will use its myriad advantages to build a high-quality scientific research and teaching team, train professionals in biomedical engineering, and improve its services for Hainan, said Luo Qingming, president of HNU.
Luo also expressed his hope that the experts participating in the inauguration ceremony will strengthen academic exchanges and jointly build a distinctive research and teaching platform for the college.
Luo Qingming, president of HNU, delivers a speech.
Nearly 30 experts and representatives in the areas of biomedical engineering and medical image science from Southeast University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University, Sichuan University and officials from Hainan Commission of Health and Haikou People's Hospital attended the inauguration ceremony.