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7 May, 2010 - 10:21 By News Desk

Tyndall hub in China launched

Fudan University in Shanghai is launching a Chinese hub of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research as part of a new partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The new Tyndall Centre Fudan will work with the Tyndall Centre in Norwich as part of an initiative that will take in reciprocal teaching, joint research and knowledge transfer.

Fudan is one of the top three of 2000 universities in China, with 45,000 students, while UEA is rated just after Harvard and Princeton for its environmental science publications over the past 10 years.“There is a growing recognition that environmental sciences research needs to develop the type of intellectual armoury exemplified by the Tyndall Centre to meet the inter-related set of policy challenges which climate change brings,” said Professor Trevor Davies, who will be the director of strategy for Tyndall Centre Fudan. “Together developing this approach in China is of world significance to international research.”In addition to the research collaboration, UEA will help Fudan build an exemplar low energy building on Fudan’s new campus that will become the home of Tyndall Centre Fudan.Among the different types of collaboration between UEA and Fudan will be PhD and MSc training, joint appointments, and research exchanges. Fudan University said it will put “significant investment” into Tyndall Centre Fudan to implement its research agenda.

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