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.