Delegates stand with Sino-UK Centre Director Dr Xiaolin Meng
Sino-UK Centre Welcomes 3rd Young Academic and Technical Leaders to the Training Programme 2016
The Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre and the University of Nottingham recently hosted the annual Training Course in partnership with China’s NASG (National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation). A total of 22 young leaders from various Chinese provinces travelled to Nottingham for 2 weeks in August 2016. The delegates work for various organisations, all with focuses on Geospatial technologies. The training course began on Monday 15th for a technical tour and on Tuesday 16th August an Opening Ceremony was hosted by PVC Nick Miles. The Asia Business Centre and Dr Xiaolin Meng, Director of the Sino-UK Centre, also presented during the ceremony, with their speeches focusing on the value of the collaboration between China’s NASG and Nottingham’s Sino-UK Centre.
SUGEC arranged a detailed timetable of lectures for the delegation with topics including the applications of GNSS, Large Infrastructure Monitoring, Big Data, Intelligent Transportation and Project Management. The speakers included a number of senior academics from the Nottingham Geospatial Institute as well as other Engineering departments, and the Business School also participated by presenting the delegates with detailed lectures on Project Management. External organisations such as RICS, 3DLM and Leica also contributed lectures and demonstrations to give the delegation a variety of topics and activities. Academics from the University of Surrey and Imperial College also travelled to Nottingham to present lectures in their fields. The lectures, hosted in the Si Yuan Centre on Jubilee Campus, were hugely successful, with the delegates keen to ask questions and engage with the lecturers.
The delegation also spent an afternoon at the British Geological Survey, where they were shown a demonstration of ‘GeoVisionary’, a specialist system developed by BGS, followed by a walking tour of the site and its facilities.
Sino-UK staff gave tours of the University campuses as well as an insight into local Nottingham life, ensuring that the important visitors had a fulfilling experience in our city.
The Sino-UK Centre looks forward to organising the next CEO training course in July 2017.
Author: Roxanne Parnham
Posted on Thursday 13th October 2016