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University of Warwick agrees to engineering partnership with China

Published: Saturday, 22 April 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Warwick has agreed to take part in a new initiative that will see UK universities help China to become a superpower within the manufacturing sector.

Engineering departments from the universities will work with China’s top nine engineering institutions to improve the country’s teaching and research within the field.

Alongside Warwick, other top UK universities participating include Queen’s University Belfast, University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, University of Nottingham and University College London.

All of the universities involved in the initiative are renowned for their expertise in engineering research and teaching and it is hoped that the whole scheme will encourage future Anglo-Chinese collaborations.

The British Council is supporting the initiative, although the Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is providing funding in the shape of a £200,000 grant.

Professor Jihong Wang, a Professor of Electrical Power and Control Engineering in the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, believes the engineering industry is facing a range of challenges including power generation, control and storage.

Pulling together the best minds

“We need partnerships such as these that pull together the best minds in the UK and Chinese engineering research to take on those challenges and to make a real, positive, difference to our daily lives,” he explained.

Warwick University already runs a research programme that aims to address and tackle some of the most challenging issues in the world, such as sustainable cities, new materials and innovative manufacturing.

Warwick’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor in Research, Professor Pam Thomas, said: “Engineering innovation will be key to addressing a great many of these priorities. Forming partnerships between some of the leading engineers in the UK and China is another significant step in taking a global approach to these issues.”

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