Renowned Canadian academician gives thumb-up to hometown
2018-01-15 12:54:00

Wu Ke, professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Montreal Canada, recently took an interview with Jiangsu Now, sharing his opinions and expectations on Jiangsu’s development.

Born in Liyang of Jiangsu province in 1962, Wu Ke became the youngest Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at the age of 39, and he was later inducted Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2016, Wu Ke chaired the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, becoming the third non-American chairman since its foundation in 1952.

Science knows no country, but scientists do. Prof. Wu attended the First Jiangsu Development Summit and delivered a theme speech in May of 2017. He has stayed in close contact with Jiangsu ever since. When talking about Jiangsu again after seven months, Wu concluded three highlights of Jiangsu’s accomplishments in the past year. Firstly, as an open province with rich cultural resources, Jiangsu has almost met advanced international standards. Furthermore, the new economic structure has been established with state-owned enterprises supplemented by private ones. Finally, Jiangsu governments at all levels have greatly increased investment in education, bearing much potential. Prof. Wu suggested that SMEs have played a crucial role in economic transformation and upgrading, as well as innovative development, especially in the field of high-tech.

Wu contributes part of his success to his high efficiency, multicultural background and rich experience. Scientific research or social activity has never become a difficult choice for him. Currently, Prof. Wu has cooperative programs with two universities in Nanjing, namely Southeast University and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and he has also been providing sci-tech consultation for some Jiangsu cities. He believes that both research and application require innovation. A common principal leads in Wu’s team, that is, Originality, Utility, and Influence, whose initials “OUI” happen to mean “Yes” in French.

In the year of 2018, Prof. Wu is trying to introduce a new project to Nanjing Jiangbei New Area in late March or early April. He hopes that there are more global talents coming to Jiangsu, more innovation and start-ups rising in Jiangsu, together to build Jiangsu into a more integrated society, a more developed economy and a happier place.

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