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SUSTech delegates visit University of Birmingham for further partnership

Jul 30, 2017 Latest

Delegates from SUSTech and the University of Birmingham gather for the two-day workshop

(Photo from University of Birmingham )

A delegation led by Professor Tao TANG, Vice President for Research at the Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech) visited the University of Birmingham to explore opportunities for research collaboration and to expand the existing doctoral training program.

Last year, an agreement to develop the program, signed by President Shiyi CHEN of SUSTech and Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, enables some 20-30 PhD students to be recruited each year and registered for a Birmingham degree - spending one year in Birmingham, supervised by both a Birmingham and a SUSTech academic.

Professor Jon Frampton, Director of the China Institute, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (China) and Professor of Stem Cell Biology welcomed the delegation, and said “We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from SUSTech and their visit to the University of Birmingham has proved invaluable in progressing our partnership in research and teaching.”

TANG said: “We aim to build SUSTech in to a top-tier university that excels in research and innovation. The University of Birmingham is a world-class institution with a strong reputation in both aspects and collaboration between our universities will bring mutual benefit to both sides."

As an exciting opportunity for Birmingham’s researchers to collaborate with peers from across the globe, Frampton commented: “SUSTech is an ambitious and forward-thinking institution that shares our pioneering attitude towards higher education and research. “

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.

SUSTech send a delegation of A-List research experts for this partnership talks, which comprised of: Professor Roderick WONG, Special Adviser to SUSTech President; Professor Yiming RONG, Head of Mechanical and Energy Engineering; Professor Qiang ZHU, Mechanical and Energy Engineering; Professor Georgios THEODOROPOULOS, Computer Science and Engineering; and Professor Wei CHEN, Biology.


Edited by Xia Yingying


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