China, UK join hands on low carbon development
Updated: 2017-12-12

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The UoE-SJTU Low Carbon Research and Innovation Forum opens in Shanghai on Dec 11. [Photo/sjtu.edu.cn]

A forum eyeing the low carbon research and innovation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and its British partner the University of Edinburg (UoE) opened at the Chinese campus on Dec 11.

Participants from the two schools focused on five major topics: advanced energy materials, carbon markets and finance, carbon capture, storage and utilization, energy systems and technology, and urban energy futures.

They had intense discussions on questions such as what type of energy systems engineering technologies can achieve both energy safety and low emission, how carbon finance market boosts the innovation of low-carbon technologies in more practical fields, and what is the proper method of developing low-carbon transportation.

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Jiang Sixian, Party secretary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, speaks at the opening ceremony on Dec 11. [Photo/sjtu.edu.cn]

Jiang Sixian, Party secretary of SJTU, said he was glad to see Chinese and British scientists sharing common interests on developing the low carbon industry. He hopes the China-UK Low Carbon College, a joint effort of SJTU and UoE, will benefit from the two schools' academic and talent advantages and strive to guide green development across the globe.

Huang Zhen, vice president of SJTU, and Charlie Jeffery, senior vice-principal of UoE, signed an agreement to promote the two schools' all-round cooperation in student cultivation, scientific research, high-end training, and business incubation.

As one of UK's most historic schools, UoE started its cooperation with SJTU in 2015 to jointly run the China-UK Low Carbon College. The college started offering postgraduate education in 2017. Students will spend their first year studying in Shanghai, go to UK for the second year, and come back to Shanghai for the last six months. Graduates will be awarded master's degrees of engineering from both schools.

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Officials from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Edinburgh sign an agreement to promote cooperation in developing low carbon industry. [Photo/sjtu.edu.cn]

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