Wu Family China Center of Columbia University visits Westlake University

A delegation from the Wu Family China Center for Health Initiatives of Columbia University visited Westlake University on October 22, 2019 to discuss opportunities for future collaboration. The delegation was led by Professor David Ho, MD, and was received warmly by Professor Yigong SHI  — President of Westlake University and Chair Professor of Structural Biology. Following the briefing on the university's positioning, discipline establishment, faculty recruitment, and campus construction by Professor Shi, Professor Ho extended his appreciation and recognition of Westlake University’s educational philosophy, vision, future orientation, and positioning in China’s higher education landscape.


Professor Shi highlighted the value of international collaboration in the course of the university’s development. He also stressed the potential of fruitful cooperation in academic exchanges, scientific research, and student cultivation between Westlake University and Columbia University bridged by the Wu Family China Center for Health Initiatives.

Professor Ho noted the significance of proactively fostering friendly ties and the benefits of a meaningful collaboration with Westlake University in key areas such as bio-medicine — to further collaboration in medicine, science, and culture between the United States and China.

The delegation also discussed Westlake University’s scientific cooperation, academic development, and talent cultivation with university representatives, and toured the Yunqi Campus.


Founded by Dr. Clyde Wu and his wife Mrs. Helen Wu in 2016, the Wu Family China Center for Health Initiatives of Columbia University seeks to  create a resource- and knowledge-sharing platform in medicine between China and the United States. Since its inception, the Center has substantially contributed to academic exchanges and scientific cooperation between Columbia University and universities in China through a variety of programs, including: annual symposiums, postdoctoral fellowships, and named professorships.