The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham received a lifetime achievement award for enhancing educational ties between the UK, China and Malaysia on Tuesday November 10 2015.
The awards were presented at Kensington Palace in London during the 7th annual World Chinese Economic Summit, a business forum promoting links between China, South East Asia and the West.
HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia and His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the former President of Indonesia, jointly conferred the Awards.
On receiving his accolade, Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor at The University, said he was “honoured to be recognised”.
“The University of Nottingham has enjoyed long and fruitful relationships with both China and Malaysia. From our two pioneering campuses in Ningbo and Semenyih we have built global graduate networks, strong government ties and programmes of internationally-significant research and development, delivering mutual economic benefits. It continues to be an exciting time for UK-ASEAN collaboration and we look forward to seeing the results of our future international endeavours in higher education.”
Among those in attendance was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. HRH the Duke of York spoke at a reception prior to the dinner.
The forum had been organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute and The Asia House London with the support of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; the China Mayors’ Association and China British Business Council (CBBC).
Held on November 10-11, the forum brought together more than 400 participants, including policy-makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers and thought-leaders from around the world.
Discussions and events focused on forging greater Pan-European collaboration and the role China plays in world economic development.
The University of Nottingham has many connections throughout Asia spanning education, research, innovation, business engagement, trade and investment.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) was the UK’s first fully-fledged international campus and is now celebrating its 15th anniversary. UNMC is a diverse and vibrant community where faculty, staff and students from around the world collaborate in an environment that fosters world-class teaching and research.
The University of Nottingham in Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign higher education venture to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Based in Ningbo, an important trading, business and manufacturing port on China’s east coast, the campus now has more than 5,000 students from 40 countries around the world.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for three years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.
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