Professional Advisory Board
To advise the Department on strategy and planning for its teaching and research programmes in the light of global industrial developments, and policies and targets set by the University, learned societies and professional institutions, research councils, and central and local government. This will involve:
- The relevance of courses taught by the Department
- Recommendations for changes to individual modules and the introduction of new material
- Quality Assurance mechanisms for taught courses
- The overall research strategy of the Department
- Advice on specific areas of research
- Assistance in networking to develop collaborative research and teaching programmes
The theme this year is Business Awareness in Technical Education (BATE).
| Name || Organisation |
| Dr Lei Lang || The 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation |
| Professor Teng Long || Beijing Institute of Technology |
| Francois Chambon || TCL communication Technology Holdings Limited |
| Wayne Wu || Sondrel IC Design Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. |
| Xin Wen || Glodon Software Company Limited |
| Duo Li || Ericsson (Xi’an) Information Communication Technology Services Co.,Ltd. |
| Dou Shen || Baidu |
| Ting You || Ningbo Economic and Information Technology Bureau |
| Yuanyuan Li || Technology Innovation Center – Ningbo - Yangtze delta region Insititute of Tsinghua University |
| Zhiyong Chen || Ningbo Daxin Semi-condcutor Ltd |
| Ian Mercer || IET Beijing |
One-Day Event Activities
The Chair will open the event and a round table of the Board.
The Head of Department then will give a presentation on the "state of the Department" - new staff, student numbers, new courses, research info, plans etc for the year.
The Chair and an academic staff will then then give a presentation introducing the theme “Business Awareness in Technical Education”.
After lunch the board splits into groups and are given a flip chart and a room for some peace and quiet. Each group discusses all the issues raised in the theme presentation. Once they come back into the main meeting room, we then go round the groups with one person from each presenting their thoughts and suggestions. There is a bit of discussion at this stage but once all the groups have spoken then there is a general discussion.