Milestones

Nov. 14, 2011
People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality, Sun Yat-sen University and Carnegie Mellon University sign the Agreement of Collaboration to Establish “SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering”.

Sun Yat-sen University, Carnegie Mellon University and Shunde People’s Government of Foshan sign the Agreement of Collaboration to Establish “the International Joint Research Institute of Sun Yat-sen Univerisity and Carnegie Mellon University, Shunde, Guangdong”.

Sun Yat-sen University and Carnegie Mellon University sign the Collaboration Agreement on “SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering”.

Nov. 6, 2012
The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China announces the Approval Decision on the Establishment of the Sun Yat-sen University—Carnegie Mellon University Joint Institute of Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University.

Nov. 12, 2012
Opening Ceremonies of SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering and SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute hold in Sun Yat-sen University.

Foundation Laying Ceremonies of SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering and SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute hold in Shunde District, Guangdong Province.

November 5, 2013
The CMU-SYSU Collaborative Innovation Research Center (CIRC) is formally established at Carnegie Mellon University.

May 22, 2014
The CMU-SYSU Collaborative Innovation Research Center (CIRC) holds the first CIRC Technical Review in Pittsburgh, PA. This includes 11 research teams, consisting of CMU faculty and students as well as JIE faculty.

August 22, 2014
The SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering welcomes its first cohort of masters students on the East Campus of SYSU for the first day of classes.