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SJTU-University of Edinburgh Low Carbon Technology Innovation Forum was Held

December 12, 2017      Author: Xu Zheng

On December 11, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Edinburgh University Low-Carbon technology innovation Forum which was was undertook by China-UK Low Carbon College was opened at the minhang campus.Jiang Sixian, deputy director of the standing committee of Shanghai municipal people's congress and party secretary of Shanghai Jiao Tong university, vice president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Huang Zhen, executive vice President of the university of Edinburgh Charlie Jeffery, consul general of the British consulate general in Shanghai Tony Clemson,deputy director of the development and construction management committee of Shanghai Lingang district He Zunqing, party secretary and president of School of Mechanical Engineering Du Chaohui, leaders of Institute of Science and Technology Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong university, International Cooperation and ExchangeSchool of Environmental Science & Engineering, and more than 100 experts in the related fields from Shanghai Jiao Tong university and University of Edinburgh participated in the forum.The forum opening ceremony was hosted by xu min, deputy secretary of the China-UK Low Carbon College.


As Shanghai Jiao Tong University is actively promoting the dual master degree program with University of Edinburgh, this low-carbon science and technology forum is the event to promote the scientific research exchange and cooperation of two schools of low-carbon innovation technology. The forum will focus on 5 topics: advanced energy materials, carbon markets and carbon finance, carbon capture and storage and resource utilization, energy systems and technologies, cities and the future.

At the opening ceremony, Jiang Sixian said that low carbon technology innovation forum as a Sino-British low carbon technology and academic exchanges and cooperation platform, will also be a feasible way to explore the world's low carbon development .

In his speech, Charlie Jeffery said that the university of Edinburgh will join hands with Shanghai jiaotong university to carry out all-round cooperation in talent cultivation, scientific research, high-end training and industrial incubation.  


Witnessed by present guests, Huang Zhen and Charlie Jeffery signed the memorandum of cooperation between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Edinburgh respectively.

Subsequently, Tony Clemson said in his speech that the two countries have a broad base of cooperation in the fields of education and technological innovation. He hoped that Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Edinburgh can join hands in the low-carbon field to play a role in the development of green and low-carbon development of the world.

In his speech, he said that Shanghai lingang district, as the main body of science and innovation center, is actively building the highland of transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the industrialization. At the same time, as one of the first low-carbon development practices in Shanghai, Lingang district is striving to practice the production and life style of emission reduction, environmental protection and low-carbon production, and build a modern coastal new city.

Du Chaohui said in the speech that the School of Mechanical Engineering will provide support for the research of low carbon field of China-UK Low Carbon College as always.

Zhao changying, executive vice President of  China-UK Low Carbon College,introduced the construction planning, the recent situation of the school and the situation of the meeting.

Andy Mount, dean of science and engineering at the university of Edinburgh, introduced the basic situation of the University of Edinburgh and the construction and research of low-carbon fields. 

Translated by Wang Jiayu   Reviewed by Wang Bingyu