Peking University and Royal Society of Edinburgh visit Heriot-Watt



L-R: Mr Alan Salonika (RSE), Prof Song Lingyang, Prof Peng Lianmao, Prof Tariq Durrani (RSE), Prof Wang Jie (VP Peking University), Prof Gill Hogg (Heriot-Watt), Prof Hu Jianxin, Ms Ruth Moir (Heriot-Watt), Prof Kong Jiangping and Dr Liao Rikun.

A delegation led by Professor Tariq Durrani, Vice-President (International) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and WANG Jie, Vice-President of Peking University visited Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus to see some of the University’s research projects on Thursday 18 June.

The group, accompanied by Professor John Connell, VP Research at the University of Dundee, was welcomed to the campus by Professor Gillian Hogg, Deputy Principal.

Professor Duncan Hand welcomed the visiting group to the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes. They were then taken to the School of Management and Languages for a demonstration of a Chinese language interpretation, organised by Kester Newill and colleagues.

During the visit discussions took place about research, the benefits of internationalisation and the development of student exchanges.

Peking University is a national key university in China, established in 1898 as the first national comprehensive institution of higher learning to be founded in China.  It has a very prestigious academic reputation and has always been at the forefront of China’s modernization.