Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

Bilateral Cooperation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Heidelberg University, Germany, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2010 regarding the close collaboration of the two institutions. A key point of this international relation is the cooperation between the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) in Heidelberg and the Center for Natural Sciences in Shanghai.

The collaboration includes, but is not limited to:

  • exchange of lecturers, researchers and staff
  • guest visits of PhD students
  • joint organisation of workshops, conferences and summer schools.

Summer Schools

A first measure to activate collaborative research work is the organisation of joint summer schools. In 2009 and 2011, both institutions held 2-weeks summer schools at SJTU. Through the participation of lecturers, post-docs and doctoral students from both institutions, an interesting scientific program was established. 

  • 2009: Summer School "Spring School on Multiscale Methods and Modeling in Biophysics and Systems Biology"
  • 2011: Summer School "Summer School on Probalistic Graphical Models: From Biological Networks to Image Analysis"

Local coordinators:

Shanghai: Jane Liu, SJTU Graduate School

Heidelberg: Prof. Dieter Heermann, HGS MathComp Graduate School

Participating Workgroups:



AG Hongru Ma

AG Heermann


AG Mombaur


AG Gutheil


AG Hamprecht