UNNC Beacons of Excellence to boost local industry
15 June 2021
25 May: The launch ceremony of the Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (hereinafter referred to as "the China Beacons Institute") was held at its interim location in the Ningbo National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone.
Jiaxue Peng, Standing Committee member of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee and secretary of the Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, attended the ceremony and gave a speech. He noted that University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is the first Sino-foreign university with independent legal personality approved and established during President Xi’s administration in Zhejiang, and has developed rapidly with remarkable achievements in the past 17 years.
"I hope that the China Beacons Institute will focus on the global technology frontier, integrating the innovation advantages of University of Nottingham and the local industrial foundation, to play a significant role in the force to promote the high-quality development of Ningbo."
Mr Chris Wood, Consul-General of British Consulate-General Shanghai, Professor Shearer West, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, and Professor Nick Miles, UNNC Provost, each gave a speech.
At the ceremony, the China Beacons Institute signed research cooperation agreements with several industry-leading companies, including the Zhejiang Huarui Aviation Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Best Motion, Ningbo David Medical Device Co., Ltd., and Honorwood.