Vice-Chancellor meets Ningbo Party Secretary 20 February 2019 Professor West meets Ningbo Party Secretary The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, Professor Shearer West met with the Party Secretary of Ningbo, Mr. Zheng Shanjie on 19th February. During the meeting, Shearer West declared her appreciation for the dedicated guidance and support of the Ningbo government, which she believed contributed to a mutual ambition to establish a high-achieving Sino-foreign university. “The focus on high-quality economic development and innovation by Ningbo City has created conditions and an opportunity for UNNC to thrive, delivering prosperity for Ningbo and for the University,” she added. Professor West also introduced and sought advice for the preliminary “China Beacon” project, which focuses on intelligent manufacturing, green chemicals and energy and healthcare. Zheng Shanjie acknowledged that Ningbo shared the interests of these three areas and would offer continuous support.