Vice-Chancellor welcomes Chinese delegation

The Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the UK Chinese Embassy to the University yesterday (16 September).

The delegation included Professor Lu Yongxiang, President of the CAS; Professor Lu Yonglong, Director General, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS; Professor Zhao Yongren, Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the UK; Wang Dongyao, Program Officer, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS and Deng Fanjin, Secretary of CAS.

Professor Lu Yongxiang was visiting Bath in order to be presented with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2010 Koski Medal. The presentation took place as part of the Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control in Bath, UK which was held from 15 to 17 September.

Professor Lu Yongxiang is currently Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress; President of the CAS; Chairman of the CAS Presidium; Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Vice-Chairman of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council; Co-Chair of Inter Academy Council (IAC); President of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Professor of Zhejiang University.

The Koski Medal, established in 2007 by the Koski Family Foundation, recognises individuals who have advanced the art and practice of Fluid Power motion and control through education and/or innovation. It is one of the premier awards of the ASME.

Professor Lu Yongxiang expressed a wish to learn more about the University of Bath and he and the other members of the delegation met with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kevin Edge; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jane Millar; Dean of Engineering & Design, Professor Gary Hawley; Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor Gareth Price; and Director of Sport, Stephen Baddeley.

The delegation visited laboratories in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and toured the Sports Training Village.

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