Shanxi, French universities cooperate in joint doctoral student cultivation


Shanxi University, situated in the northern region of Shanxi province, has efficaciously conferred double doctoral degrees to its inaugural batch of graduates in partnership with the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO) based in France. 

Cui Ruyue, a recent graduate in atomic and molecular physics at Shanxi University, has completed her 3-hour thesis defense evaluated by professors from both universities. 

Dong Lei, the doctoral supervisor of the Institute of Laser Spectroscopy at Shanxi University, jointly taught the student together with Professor Weidong Chen at ULCO, making Cui be the first doctoral student in Shanxi University's China-French credit mutual recognition and degree exchange program. 

This successful collaboration between China and France marks a significant accomplishment, as it serves as a practical example of Shanxi University's international joint doctoral education program. 

It is anticipated that an increasing number of graduate students will expand their horizons and venture into global opportunities. As a result, the university will foster stronger communication and collaboration with foreign universities, thus enhancing the internationalization of its graduate education.