On 15 April, Madam Pauline van der Meer Mohr, president of the Erasmus University Rotterdam formalized the cooperation with Tsinghua University. After a pleasant meeting with Tsinghua vice president Yuan Si, both university leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding for educational and research cooperation. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Ambassador André Driessen and Science Attaché David Pho from the Netherlands Embassy.
Both parties agreed to encourage joint research and joint organization of seminar and academic meetings. During the meeting both universities also emphasized the importance of exchanging students, faculty members and researchers. Erasmus University also welcomes Tsinghua University students to spend an exchange period in Rotterdam, which is in line with the scholarship announcement made by Dutch Minister Bussemaker during her visit to Tsinghua University last month.
Before arriving in Beijing Madam van der Meer Mohr also signed agreement with Wuhan University further strengthening the academic links with China.