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Joint Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (JIAST)

Optoelectronic information and advanced nanomaterials science are two of the six major scientific fields currently encouraged by Shanghai, which play a pivotal role in modern human activities.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities with more than 400 laboratories and several National Institutes. Its National Institute for Nanotechnology is the research and development center for nanotechnology in Canada. East China Normal University has carried out long-term innovative research in the field of optoelectronic information and advanced nanomaterials and formed the advantages and characteristics of high-resolution, high-precision and high-sensitivity spectroscopy. The two universities established the East China Normal University-University of Alberta Joint Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (JIAST) and signed the relevant cooperation agreements in 2016 and 2017, respectively. 

The Joint Institute will bring together some of the world’s most distinguished scientists in optoelectronic information and advanced nanomaterials. Top level research groups at the world-leading frontier of science are to become a dominating force in Shanghai’s drive to transform itself into a hub of scientific innovation and academic research.

Unveiling Ceremony for Joint Institute of Advanced Science and Technology in May 2018