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Postgraduate students from Water Security Center of UEA visited SUSTech


Professor Dabo Guan, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Social Sciences in UK, and 5 master students from the Water Security Center of the University of East Anglia (UEA) has visited the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) between April 10 and 17. Vice Provost and ESE Founding Dean Chunmiao Zheng and ESE vice Dean Junguo Liu met with the delegation.

ESE vice Dean, professor Junguo Liu gave the UEA masters students a briefing into the research background and projects of ESE, before giving a report on “Global Change and Water Security”. Later, Professor Dabo Guan presented an academic report on “Carbon Emissions of Climate Change and International Trade” to the SUSTech students, in which the research achievements of Dabo’s team in recent years have been introduced.

Apart from academic workshop, both students and faculty members from UEA and ESE have visited many worldwide well-known enterprises and famous ecological gardens in Shenzhen during this period, such as China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. (CIMC), China Resources Power (Haifeng) Plant and Xianhu Botanic Garden.

Thanks to these practical activities, the visiting group interviewed consultants and engineers from these related companies. The students acquired more knowledge on how these companies respond to climate change and water security issues in particular, and how to make effective use of water resources in Shenzhen. In recent years, UEA and SUSTech have carried out many joint-PhD training projects and it is the first time for this two universities carrying out the master-exchange and cooperation project.

Earlier this month, UEA President David Richardson visited SUSTech and discussed the issue of cooperation on liberal arts with SUSTech President Shiyi Chen. During the event, David Richardson met with 5 UEA master students from this short-term exchange project, and 6 SUSTech PhD students from the SUSTech-UEA joint-PhD training projects.