MOU with Tsinghua UniversityThe University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
and Tsinghua University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for
The collaborative activities being explored include:
- a program under which Tsinghua students will study at their home university for years one through three,
then spend years four and five – and possibly more if they continue to a PhD program – at UW
- an undergraduate student exchange
- joint preparation for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
- computer science curriculum collaboration
- Tsinghua co-sponsoring Stage 1 of UW’s Canadian Computing Competition in China
- faculty and graduate student academic exchanges
This agreement allows us to reach out to the best students and researchers in China, and gives the Waterloo
students a chance to explore a new world,” says Thomas Coleman, Dean of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.
According to UW’s Prof. Ming Li, “Tsinghua is the number one university in China, attracting absolutely the very best
students from 1/4 of world's population. Each year,
70% of Number 1 students and 70% of those who place in the top 10 from each province on the national university entrance
exam choose Tsinghua for their undergraduate studies.
Tsinghua’s computer science department has over 100 professors, including a Turing award winner, publishing over 700 papers
each year, attracting over $10 million (Canadian) in research funding each year.
We are particularly excited by the fact that the agreement includes these students staying on as graduate students here
at Waterloo,” comments George Labahn, Acting Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “This continues
our direction of expanding our graduate program in CS at Waterloo with the best students that the world has to offer.
University of Waterloo and Tongji University celebrate the grand opening of
the Tongji-Waterloo Financial Solutions Lab in Shanghai - Sept 8, 2006. Full story
MOU with CUFE in China Dean of Mathematics Thomas F. Coleman signs a
Memorandum of Understanding between the UW Math Faculty and the Central University of Finance and
Economics, China. The two parties will cooperate in the areas of faculty and student exchanges as
well as joint research.
"Waterloo Putnam Team". The Faculty of Mathematics is proud to announce that
the Waterloo Putnam Team had another remarkable
showing in the 66th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition placing fifth among teams from 550
North American college and universities. This continues Waterloo's outstanding record of placing in
the top ten consistently since 1985 with the exception of two years.
The top four schools were Harvard, Princeton, Duke and MIT. 3545 students wrote the mathematics
contest in early December 2005.
The Waterloo team members were Oleana Bormashenko (4th year Applied Math/Pure Math), Ralph
Furmaniak (4th year CS student), and Xiannan Li (4th year Applied
Math/Pure Math). The team was coached by Prof.
Personal best results were: Ralph Furmaniak was among the top 25 students; Oleana Bormashenko and Elyot
Grant received Honorable Mention for being in the top 75.