Research scientist Yuwei Chen receives prominent recognition

Yuwei Chen, Research Manager of the Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), was selected one of the most influential Chinese people in the science and technology sector working in Europe. The recognition is awarded to ten Chinese scientists each year.

Everyone, who has received the award has a doctorate. Most of them work at universities, research institutes and large European enterprises. Like Chen, all have achieved significant accomplishments in their field.

'Dr Chen has played a key role in the important cooperation between China and Finland within his field of science. He has contributed to raising the awareness of the FGI in China, thereby strengthening the relations between the parties. This type of cooperation plays a key role in scientific research', summarises Jarkko Koskinen, Deputy Director-General of FGI.

In addition to promoting cooperation, Chen's broad expertise has led to the award of the prize. The researcher has specialised in automation and robotisation in particular, and he has also carried out significant research in areas such as equipment development, laser scanning and indoor positioning.

'I am very flattered by this honour. I would like to thank all my colleagues with whom I have had the honour to conduct research. In particular, I would like to thank Professor Juha Hyyppä, who has provided me with excellent support and research freedom. I would not be in this position without the encouraging atmosphere of FGI', says Chen.

The prize is awarded annually by the Federation of Chinese Professional Associations in Europe. The organisation operates in more than twelve European countries representing more than 20,000 Chinese professionals, and its main objective is to promote cooperation between Chinese scientific experts. This year, the prize was awarded in Ireland at a professional event called the Forum for Chinese Professionals in Europe.

For additional information please contact:

Deputy Director-General Jarkko Koskinen, phone +358 50 337 290,


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