Monday, 3 October 2016

Information and Communication Technologies: trip to China

Gail Mountain participated in a UK/China workshop in August.  Funded by the British Council (Newton Fund), our hosts were the University of Sichuan, Chengdu.  The workshop topic was concerned with use of information and communication technologies to benefit an ageing population.  Professor Ray Sheriff, Professor of Electrical Engineering obtained the finances and organised the UK delegation.

The workshop encouraged participation from early career researchers from a wide range of disciplines from both the UK and China and provided a fantastic opportunity for cross cultural collaboration; the image below shows our workshop group.   UK delegates were from a range of universities across the UK.  We hope that this venture will lead to research projects with China in the future. 
 As well as engaging in a stimulating workshop programme, the visit also involved cultural exchange, with one of the highlights being a visit to see the world famous pandas at Chengdu. 

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