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MAIRS-FE fosters cooperation between Peking University and University of Strathclyde

JUN . 02 2021
Peking University, May 31, 2021: On May 26, the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) at Peking University and the Center for Sustainable Development (CfSD) at University of Strathclyde jointly organized a meeting to discuss further cooperation on sustainable development integrated research.


Earlier this year, University of Strathclyde and Peking University had a meeting to introduce the general information on each institution, research areas and key outputs as well as international exchange activities. Following this dialogue, PKU researchers joined a webinar themed on “Interdependencies of SDGs” examining carbon systems, and gave presentations on their work in March. The webinar attracted more than 130 attendees, with positive feedback from both sides.

During this meeting, Professor Zhu Tong, dean of CESE-PKU and chair of MAIRS-FE, introduced the research areas and achievements made by CESE. He highlighted that the College plays a leading role in the forefront of environmental protection in China and make efforts to deal with global environmental change and other challenging issues. MAIRS-FE (Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability – Future Earth) is an Asian regional consortium for the integrated study of social and earth system process, and serves as a platform to foster the integrated research exchanges and cooperation on sustainable development.

Strathclyde CfSD was established to embrace an integrated and equitable approach to teaching, research, and innovation to co-create solutions with global partners across academia, civil society, and the public and private sectors, to secure real-world impact and to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The principles within the center are to be outward looking at its own institution and different parts of the world, to develop new partnerships, and to integrate education, research, and knowledge sharing. The Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health and Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network both shared the common research interests on environmental health, energy, climate change, environmental economics & policy, air quality and water resources. Representatives from University of Strathclyde also introduced these research areas.


With the aim of enriching capacity building opportunities for both University of Strathclyde and Peking University, the participants have built consensus to promote further collaboration on joint workshops and seminars to engage more young researchers, as well as joint lectures, visiting and exchange programs to attract undergraduate students from each side

Edited by: Huang Weijian
Source: College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University