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The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Newsletter-October 2016

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UNNC Announce Enterprise Portal

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has announced the launch of its new website Enterprise@UNNC - its one-stop entrepreneurship portal.

The new website will play an instrumental role in providing students, staff and alumni with an easy way to learn about UNNC’s entrepreneurship programmes and services. Additionally, it will allow the broader UNNC community to browse information about the University’s ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on and beyond our campus.

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University of Nottingham is top for employment

The University of Nottingham is the top UK university for graduate employment, according to The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. In the overall standings, there was even more good news as the University moved back into Top 20 and recorded a significant increase in student satisfaction.

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Life Cycle Farm opens

Do you fancy growing your own fruit and vegetables? Well, the “Life Cycle Farm” is now open for business!

Small plots of land by the banks of the campus lake are now being tended by groups of students and staff, local producers and others. All funds raised go towards the China Life Cycle 6 Scholarship, which supports young disabled people and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at UNNC.

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UNNC and Chinese 3D printing industry sign agreement

UNNC has signed an agreement aimed at boosting talent and innovation in the Chinese 3D printing industry. The agreement includes the training of students for entry into the industry and advances the possibility of cooperation on undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive courses.

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3D Printer makes library bow

Creative types are encouraged to make their way to the Library Learning Garden and make use of the newly installed 3D printer. The new state-of-the-art Makerbot 3D printer is hooked up to two Apple Macs, two workstations and various manufacturing and mechanical tools.

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Library awarded valuable collection

A rare collection of over 13,000 limited edition reproductions of classical Chinese books and scrolls has been made available to UNNC students and staff.

The Zhonghua zaizao shanben collection has been granted to the UNNC Library by the Chinese Ministry of Education, an honour bestowed on limited number of educational institutions, including Harvard University and Stanford University

Valued at over 6 million RMB, this unique collection will also become accessible to the general Ningbo public in early 2017.


UNNC has built 'outstanding reputation', writes
Shanghai Daily

Shanghai Daily has published a highly favourable article about UNNC. In particular, the newspaper praises the pioneering endeavor of the first Sino-foreign university in China, as well as the substantial creativity and flexibility that sets UNNC apart from other educational institutions.

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Leadership Advancement Programme at UNNC

A Leadership Advancement Programme for the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was held earlier this month at UNNC. The four-day event included seminars, case studies and simulation exercises with staff from the Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS).

There was even time for Provost Chris Rudd to demonstrate the new Peter Boardman climbing wall in the sports centre!


Deidre McCloskey at UNNC

Professor Deidre McCloskey, the world renowned economist and historian, came to UNNC earlier last week to present a lecture entitled “How Nations Succeed: The Liberal Plan of Equality, Liberty and Justice. “

The Harvard graduate’s career spans 45 years of teaching history, English, communications and philosophy in the United States, UK, Holland, Sweden, South Africa and Australia. She is the author of 17 books and 400 articles on world economic history, statistical theory and practice, the philosophy and rhetoric of science, gender studies, and economic policy.


Former World Bank SVP addresses students and staff

Later that afternoon, another high-profile speaker was at UNNC. Professor Justin Yifu Lin was invited to present his lecture “The New Structural Economics: Search for a Theoretical and Policy Framework for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in a Globalized World”.

The renowned former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank examined why so few countries historically transition from low to high income economies, and the reasons for developing countries growing slower than high-income societies.


UNNC Professor receives prestigious award

Professor Ruibin Bai, Deputy Head of Computer Science and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been awarded a substantial grant from the Zhejiang Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars towards his project “Freight service Network Design Optimisation”

The fund supports Zhejiang-based academics in conducting innovative research and hastening the development of young talented scientists. It also fosters prominent academics at the forefront of science and technology in China and around the world. It awards up to fifty grants a year.


UNNC to host HIV/AIDS Symposium

A one-day symposium entitled “AIDS: fostering awareness, building knowledge” will be held in Trent Building Room 209 on Saturday 19th November 5pm-6pm.

The event will feature UK and Chinese experts, medical professionals and HIV/AIDS activists and aims to improve research and networking as well as draw attention to this global challenge. The symposium hopes to bridge international, academic, professional and social discourse to help boost awareness both in China and internationally.

Key-note speakers include Sir Nicholas Partridge, Chair of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group for NHS England and Chung To, Founder and Chairperson of Chi Heng Foundation(CHF) AIDS Orphans Project. In his speech, Chung To will highlight the particular changes faced by young people and children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in China.


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