A Swedish delegation visited “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (TUIASI), on Friday, the 24th of May, form 10 o’clock. There were discussions with the institution’s representatives concerning the terms of a possible collaboration.
The governor of the Uppsala, Sweden region, and representatives of the University of Uppsala, the chamber of commerce and public administration of the same region were part of this delegation. Among them there was the co-owner of the Uppsala Inovation Center, a business ideas incubator, as well as local companies representatives, prospecting the region of Iasi for investment.
The discussions with TUIASI representatives concerned common interest areas of scientific research, non-conventional/ green energies, environmental protection and, most importantly, nanotechnology. There were also discusses the topics of student and academic staff mobility, good practices, and creative and innovative behaviours and mentalities.
The companies’ representatives and the Uppsala Inovation Center‘s co-owner were expressing their interest in cooperating with TUIASI in common interest knowledge transfer. The afore mentioned company recorded profit of 14 times the initial invested value through achieved partnerships and customer contracts.
TUIASI was represented at the meeting by Ph.D. Eng. Lecturer Irina Lungu, Vice-rector for International Affairs and Academic Public Relations, Sabina Saruleanu, chief-officer of the Office of International Affairs and Academic Public Relations, Ph.D. Prof. Eng. Iulian Ciocoiu, the Dean of the Faculty of Electronic, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ETIT), Ph.D. Eng. Assistant lecturer Daniel Matasaru of ETIT and Ph.D. Lecturer Brandusa Robu from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection.
The Sweden delegation comprised ten representatives: Peter Egardt, the Governor of Uppsala Province and his wife, Lena Egardt; Professor Lisa Sennerby Forsse, Rector of the Univerisity of Agrarian Sciences of Sweden and her husband, Professor Carl-Gustaf Thornström; Göran Brocknäs, the Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Uppsala Region; Lena W. Jansson, Public Relation Director of the Uppsala City Hall, Dr. Johannes Dyring, CEO of SLU Holding AB, co-owner of Uppsala Inovation Center; Magnus Thor, CEO of Magnus Thor AB (the most important emergent company in Sweden – it has a branch in Botești, România) and his wife Tina Thor; Martin Brozek, Director of International Affairs and Governor’s Office Public Relations.
The Swedish delegations stayed in Iasi for a week. The only higher education institution they visited, beside TUIASI, was the “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agrarian Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.