Chinese delegation explore Petroleum possibilities

Staff and students from Heriot-Watt meet with the delegation from CUPB.

A  delegation of top-level officials from China University of Petroleum -  Beijing (CUPB)  recently met with representatives of Heriot-Watt University to  discuss possible collaborations between  the two universities.

Founded in 1953,  CUPB  is a key top-tier national  university which, through its education and research programmes,  provides qualified  engineers and technical services to the global oil industry. It is one of first centres of academic excellence to be selected for investment under the China State Education Ministry "211 Project".  CUPB has a diverse portfolio of energy-related research interests, including: sustainable and renewable energy technology, clean energy technology, deep-water technology, energy strategy and policy study, safety engineering technology, environmental engineering, and energy management.

The CUPB delegation  comprised: Prof Jiang Qingzhe, Chancellor;  Prof Sun Xudong, Director of International Office;  and Prof Xiao Lei, Director of Planning Office.

The  visitors were  warmly received by:  Prof. Andy Walker, Senior Deputy principal; Ms Ruth Moir, Assistant Principal (International Development); Prof. Dorrik Stow, Head of Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Dr Graeme White, School of Engineering & Physical Science; and other staff members from  the  Institute of Petroleum Engineering and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  There was also  an opportunity to meet with  IPE research students who had originally graduated from CUPB.

The meeting was  extremely  constructive, both sides agreeing  that there was potential for  future collaborations.