The University of Nottingham (UoN) is aiming to recruit 1000 new students in an effort to advance its PhD programme helping to improve the lives of people in China.
Thanks to the support offered by the government, UoN will be able to support 1000 PhD students in the new research programme led by academics from Ningbo Campus.
Research on healthcare, transport and environment will be done to improve living quality in China. This includes work on supercapatteries, new energy storage devices combing the properties of batteries and super capacitors, which could help reduce climate change and pollution, as well as research into improving local healthcare and creating cleaner manufacturing systems.
“Research teams at Ningbo work closely with hospitals and healthcare professionals to develop technologies and practices to improve lives of ordinary people”
Chris Gerada, professor of Electrical Machines, said: “Research at our Ningbo campus is intertwined with the University of Nottingham’s global research strategy but with a focus on local priorities. Research teams at Ningbo work closely with hospitals and healthcare professionals to develop technologies and practices to improve lives of ordinary people”.
UoN, which made its home in Ningbo 14 years ago, has since been developing the research programme, gaining new funding partners each year, which in turn has helped expand their facilities, and employing 20 world-renown professors.
“People are at the heart of our research strategy”
“China is at the forefront of a more sustainable transport agenda. Our researchers are working closely with key stake holders in government and industry to develop electrical technologies, light-weight materials and energy storage and conversion technologies towards greener future transport systems. Together with much of our other research this is having a demonstrable impact in China and further afield”, added professor Gerada.
“Our researchers are working closely with key stake holders in government and industry”
Professor Chris Rudd said: “Research is in the DNA of our institution and we share the University of Nottingham’s passion for excellence with impact. We have made a commitment to investing in our staff, our students, our partners and our facilities and, as a result, we are seeing the remarkable growth in research outputs, the attraction of world-class talent and momentum for translating this research to impact not only regionally for the people of Ningbo, but nationally and internationally. All this would not be possible without our capable and dedicated staff and students. People are at the heart of our research strategy”.
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