The University of California at Berkeley’s College of Engineering plans to open a 50,000-square-foot facility in Shanghai to expand graduate education and research efforts in information technology, renewable energy, and other areas. The facility will be located in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, where several large American companies have set up shop.
Initial corporate research partners are expected to include such global companies as Marvell, HTC, VeriSilicon and Network Appliance, as well as Shanghai-based companies such as SMIC and Grace Semiconductor. Potential academic research partners include Shanghai Jiaotong University, Fudan University, Tongji University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Shanghai Advanced Research Institute’s new university. Research collaborations are expected to begin as early as July 2012.