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York research features at the UK Jiangsu World-Class University Consortium

Posted on 24 November 2020

York researchers took a leading role in the virtual annual general meeting of the UK Jiangsu World-Class University Consortium in November.

Professor Stephen Smith, of the Department of Electronic Engineering, delivered a presentation to the healthcare panel titled ‘Engineering for the Future-Applying technological Solutions for a Changing World’, while other delegates from York included the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Saul Tendler, and Associate Dean (Research) Professor Sarah Thompson.

Several academics from the departments of Environment and Geography and Health Sciences also attended the academic panels.

The annual event celebrates international partnerships and renewed the Consortium’s commitment to engagement and collaboration in education and industry.

Funded by the British Council and the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, the Consortium is a blueprint for UK-China cooperation. It promotes links between the UK and the Jiangsu Province in the research areas of health, advanced manufacturing and environmental engineering.

PhD student Jun Li, who sat on a panel discussing post-pandemic challenges and opportunities in Environmental Engineering, said: “I got some fresh ideas and solutions about the recent advances in pollution control and a recent research hotspot in China. More importantly, I met a lot of researchers at the meeting. This will expand my potential collaborations in the future."

Engagement in the Consortium is managed by the Global Partnerships Team, for further information on how to get involved or for funding opportunities, please contact