Warwick engineering links with China
The University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become part of a new government funded partnership of UK Russell Group Universities with the top nine engineering institutions in China.
The partnership was set up following a prestigious award funded by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (and supported by the British Council) to build major collaborations around research and education, which is aimed at building higher education links and helping to improve the quality of engineering research and teaching in China.
The new consortium is the first of its kind to partner leading UK universities with the top nine engineering research institutions in China. Alongside the University of Warwick the consortium includes: Queen’s University Belfast (who are leading the initiative), Birmingham, Cardiff University, Nottingham and University College London, The group represents one quarter of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK, with world leading research and education excellence in engineering.
Professor Jihong Wang, professor of electrical power and control engineering in the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, said, ‘The world is facing global engineering challenges, not just in my own area of power generation, control and storage, but across a range of technologies. 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.’