ECNU partners up with aerospace institution


The agreement signing ceremony is held at ECNU.

ECNU signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the 501st Department of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Co. on Feb 3. The partnership promotes all-round cooperation in talent exchange, science and technology, and establishment of laboratory technologies.

The 501st Department of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Co., also known as the Lanzhou Institute of Space Technology Physics, is subjected to the China Academy of Space Technology, and is one of China’s first aerospace institutions to rapidly develop in the key areas of spacecraft technologies.

At the signing ceremony, officials from all respective parties attended to witness a new beginning in education-technology research. Among those whom attended the event were Li Yijun, head of the Lanzhou Institute; Li Detian, director of the Scientific and Technological Commission of the Lanzhou Institute; Yang Ruiqiang, chief engineer and executive vice director of the commission; Academician Qian Xuhong, ECNU president; Wang Rongming, vice president of ECNU; Zhang Guishu, chief of ECNU’s Science and Technology Department; Shi Guoyue, directore of the university’s Personnel Department; Prof. Zeng Heping of the State Key Lab of Precision Spectroscopy; and Wu Jian, director of the Laboratory.

President Qian Xuhong (Left) accepts the gift presented by he 501st Department of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Co..

All parties agreed to outline the most advantageous roles for both ECNU and the aerospace industry, which means fulfilling ECNU’s superiority in precision spectroscopy as well as the Lanzhou Institute’s advancements in space-payload engineering. In accordance with the agreement, both sides intend to set up combined project teams, reveal more jointly-shared labs and resources, and share data on scientific research findings.  

The ECNU-Lanzhou agreement will highlight subjects and core interests to develop in key areas across the board - exploration, innovation, foundation and strategy. Both institutions have clear objectives, with ECNU to focus on frontier research in science and technology, and the Lanzhou Institute to lay emphasis on application and practice.

Experts from the 501st Department of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Co. visit the State Key Lab of Precision Spectroscopy.

Furthermore, both sides will enjoy faculty exchange that permits the flow of qualified researchers that facilitates effective allocation of talented individuals, jointly fosters the abilities of postgraduates by involving them in key lab research, improves the quality of postgraduate education by hiring research advisers from multiple fields, allows preferential admission for postgraduate students, and jointly sets up doctoral and postgraduate programs in aerospace disciplines.

Founded in 1962, the Lanzhou Institute of Space Technology Physics is a powerful entity in the framework of China’s space technology research - it possesses vital space products, such as electrically powered spacecraft propulsion, spacecraft thruster, space-propelled atomic clocks, gas cylinders for spacecraft tanks, secondary power supplies, aerodynamic radiation materials, and manned spacecraft instruments.

The institute has also successfully demonstrated its developments in areas of aerospace instruments, including electrical field measurement apparatus, space mass spectrometers, and lunar soil encapsulation devices. Its products were utilized in more than 100 satellites and spacecraft thus far, all of which were launched by the PRC.





East China Normal University