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UNNC set to recruit up to 20 LI Dak Sum Chair Professors

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The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is looking to appoint twenty LI  Dak  Sum Chair Professors, a key initiative towards advancing the University’s teaching, research, knowledge exchange and global engagement.

The LI  Dak  Sum Chair Professors will be appointed across a range of key research areas, including Marine Economics, New Materials and business innovation. The appointments will be part of the broader scheme to enhance the University’s research impact, capacity and reach.

The University has recently invested in a dynamic expansion of its research facilities and now boasts key initiatives in such fields such as advanced materials, digital economy and energy storage.

UNNC Provost Chris Rudd stressed that the new positions open up a host of new research possibilities, especially for the students. “Research is in the DNA of our institution and we share the University of Nottingham’s passion for excellence with impact,” said Professor Rudd. “We recognise that our staff members are invaluable assets to the University and this is why we are strongly committed to building a vibrant, supportive and attractive academic and work environment.”

The appointment of the LI  Dak  Sum Chair Professors will address some of the challenges faced by the research community, such as the fierce competition amongst elite domestic institutions, the language and cultural barriers faced by international staff and the lack of any established framework for local engagement.

The full list of key research fields in which the LI  Dak  Sum chair professors will be appointed is as follows:

Marine Environment

Power Electronics

Digital Healthcare

Computer Science

Health Economics

Liberal Arts Education

Creative Industry

New Materials

Advanced Manufacturing

China-Eurasian Relations and International Studies

Business Innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

International Business and Marketing


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Posted on 6 December 2016