The school attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation, and has established good cooperation with foreign famous universities and research institutions in the fields of aerospace equipment digital twin technology and visualization remote manipulation, micro and nano 3D printing and composite manufacturing by hosting international academic conferences, participating in international academic conferences, and jointly training graduate students.
In the past five years, we have hosted three important international academic conferences and 150 faculty and students have attended international academic conferences, which has greatly increased the popularity of our discipline in the world.
We have sent a number of graduate students to conduct exchange activities outside of China through collaborative research projects, government-to-government cooperation programs and joint laboratory construction. It has established a project of subject cooperation and regular exchange visits of postgraduates with Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and a long-term joint training program for postgraduates with 8 universities outside of China, including Leibniz Hanover University in Germany, Utsunomiya University in Japan, Oakland University in the U.S. and City University of Hong Kong, sending 12 postgraduates for short-term exchange studies and more than 60 visits to each other; it has been approved the Sino-Japanese Youth Science and Technology Exchange Program (Sakura Program) for 4 consecutive years, sending 36 postgraduates to Japan for exchange; and sending 5 postgraduates and young teachers to go abroad for exchange studies under the funding of the first-class disciplines in Shandong Province.
We actively respond to the national policy and carry out training for developing countries along the "Belt and Road". The discipline has been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology for two consecutive years to conduct international training courses on laser intelligent manufacturing technology and equipment, and has established cooperation relations with 21 countries.