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Lancaster University Confucius Institute received SCUT academic delegation

13 November 2013

From 11 November to 13 November 2013, Lancaster University Confucius Institute received a four-Professor delegation from South China University of Technology (SCUT) and arranged for them to meet Directors and Professors from Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Management School, the Law school and the financial office of Lancaster University. Seminars by them were also organised in order for them to have a wider scale of academic interaction with the University teachers and students.

In the first two days of their visit, the SCUT delegation had intensive and fruitful discussion and negotiation with their administrative and academic counterparts at Lancaster University. Both sides have reached initial agreements on such subjects as high-level visits, undergraduate exchange programmes, master’s degree joint programmes, teachers’ exchange programmes, collaborative projects, etc. Two letters of intent were signed.

On 13 November, the SCUT Professors gave a three-hour series of seminars at Seminar Room 2, Bowland North. Professor Alasdair Macbean, Emeritus Professor of Economics, hosted the seminars. The Chinese Professors shared with the audience their latest research findings on organic pollutant contamination, intellectual property rights and the relationship between new media channels and market models. After their presentations, they had active communication with those present on these topics.

As an institute jointly established by Lancaster University and South China University of Technology, the Confucius Institute took an active part in the arrangements for the SCUT delegation’s visit, which has further enhanced the academic exchanges between the two Universities.

(Written by Xueqin Yao)

Professor Yin Hua is talking about organic pollutant contamination.   Professor Yan Xiongwen is talking about his intellectual property research.
Professor Chen Ming is talking about the tie between new media channels and market models.   教授们与部分听众合影