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The IMA Welcomes Its Newest Participating Institution, Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University, located in the Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China, has recently joined the IMA's Participating Institutions (PI) Program, becoming the 39th PI member and the first member located in China.

Zhejiang University was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher education in China. The university's Department of Mathematics has 128 faculty members, including 50 professors and 41 associate professors. Recently, Fadil Santosa, director of the IMA, and Bao Gang, director of the Department of Mathematics, met in China to explore opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.

"Zhejiang has a long history of excellence in the mathematical sciences. It is wonderful to have them join IMA's Participating Institution Program. I commend the leadership of the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University for taking the initiative to be part of the IMA. We look forward to many years of substantive scientific engagement," said Santosa.

About the PI Program

PIs form an important source of input, talent, energy, and participation for the IMA. PI membership is an ideal way for an institution to express its support for mathematics and its applications. The breadth of synergy that these collaborations bring to the IMA's programs and their participants has been key to the IMA's success. PI membership brings many direct benefits to the institutional members, including the opportunity to support and guide the development of new mathematics relevant to applied sciences and industry.

Find out more about the PI program and view a full list of the IMA's Participating Institutions at www.ima.umn.edu/pi_programs.