Two agreements signed between SDUST and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

From August 27 to 31, Professor Tan Yunliang, Dean of the College of Mining and Safety Engineering of SDUST, led a delegation to visit Sri Lanka, and signed the "International Laboratory Construction Cooperation Agreement on Green Development of Rare Mineral Resources between China and Sri Lanka" and "Graduate Students Exchange Agreement between the College of Mining and Safety Engineering of Shandong University of Science and Technology and the Department of Earth Resources Engineering of University of Moratuwa".

Professor Kapila Perera, President of University of Moratuwa,welcomed the delegation, and introduced the discipline construction, scientific research and international exchange and cooperation of University of Moratuwa. He said that SDUST andUniversity of Moratuwa have broad cooperation space, and hoped that the two universities could establish comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in mining, safety, electromechanical, geology, surveying and mapping and other disciplines. Kapila Perera said that University of Moratuwa attaches great importance to the construction of an international laboratory with SDUST. The relevant departments of Sri Lanka government are very concerned about the construction of the laboratory. The university plans to set aside a special land for the construction of an international laboratory in the newly approved plot of land by the government.

Tan Yunliang introduced the professional construction, teaching staff, scientific research, discipline platform and international cooperation of the College of Mining. The two sides negotiated on the cooperation content, personnel training and operation regulations of the international laboratory, jointly condensed the basic theory of rock mechanics, geological exploration and disaster prevention, underground space design and support, green intelligent mining technology, mineral processing and environmental protection, mine safety and other six research directions, and unanimously establish the green development of rare mineral resources in China and Sri Lanka The international laboratory aims to become a high-level mining research center in South and Southeast Asia. The two sides also discussed the joint education of undergraduate and graduate students in various modes, and determined the training objectives and plans.

During the visit to University of Moratuwa, Tan Yunliang and his delegation went to the laboratory of the Department of Earth Resources Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering to have discussions and meetings with the heads and the students who plan to go to SDUST for short-term exchange.