Joint Laboratory for Global Health between Ghent University and Hebei Medical University

On 21 November 2019, during an official visit of the province of East Flanders to the Chinese Hebei province, an agreement was signed establishing a joint laboratory for global health between Ghent University (Belgium) and Hebei Medical University (China). This Joint Laboratory is a next step in a long tradition of  cooperation between two universities,  with started with a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012, a Cooperation Agreement and a Joint PhD Agreement in 2016.  The Joint Laboratory focuses on resource sharing and complementing each other's advantages in order to further strengthen scientific research and technology innovation on global health and primary care.









Governor of the province of East Flanders, Mr Didier Detollenaere; Ms. Nausikaä Lagrou, Policy Advisor International Cooperation, Department Economy, European and International relations , Province of East Flanders; Mr. Chi Zhang, Representative of Easter Flanders and Ghent University;  Prof. Dr. Wei-Hong Zhang, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University were also participated in the ceremony.