Université de Rennes 1 receives more than 20,000 surgical masks from partner institutions and alumni in China

Université de Rennes 1 has received a donations of protective equipment from Chinese partners and alumni. Thanks to generosity of Université de Rennes 1’s alumni network in China, as well as officials from Southeast University, Nanjing, and from Shenzhen Technology University (STZU), Université de Rennes 1 has received over 23,000 surgical masks since the beginning of April 2020

protective equipment from Chinese partners and alumni

(Pictured on the left : Pr. Shuangchen Ruan, President of Shenzhen Technology University and Ms. Zeng Siyu, Head of the International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office; pictured on the right : Dr. Patricia Amé and Pr.Philippe Mabo, Deputy Deans of the School of Medicine at Université de Rennes 1, with the masks sent by Dr. J.X. Meng, of Southeast University Nanjing, on behalf of the network of the Chinese network of Université de Rennes 1 alumni)

Over 20,000 masks have been donated to Université de Rennes 1 by institutional partners and alumni in China :
10,000 surgical masks were sent by Shenzhen Technology University (picture on the left), while a community of  alumni of Université de Rennes 1 in China  took the initiative to ship 13,000 masks our way (picture on the right), to help in the fight against the pandemic in Rennes.

These donations are a very welcome contribution to the university’s endeavour to collect protective medical equipment to healthcare workers in and around Rennes and elsewhere in Brittany.

Over 215,000 protective equipment collected within a few days

Thanks to the mobilisation of our research labs (Biosit, CReAAH, Ecobio, Foton, Géosciences, IETR, IGDR, IPR, Irset, ISCR, LTSI, MICMAC, NuMeCan, LGCGM, ScanMat), departments (ENSSAT engineering school, OSUR observatory, Life Sciences and Material Science), services, and partner institutions (Agrocampus Ouest, INSA Rennes, ENSCR, Sciences-Po Rennes), over 215,000 protective equipment (FFP2 and FFP3 masks, surgical masks, gloves, gown, glasses, …) were collected over a very short period of time.

Production of hydro-alcoholic solution by students from the School of Pharmacy

pharmacy students - Pharmacy students of Université de Rennes 1 producing hydro-alchoholic solution for healthcare workers. More than 1,400L have been produced within a few days


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