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Industry-academia collaboration to drive development of inland China

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
25 June 2019

Arup signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) today with Chongqing University (CQU) to drive innovative research and develop a talent pipeline for central and western Chinese cities.

The MoU forms the basis for closer industry-academia collaboration in research, training, project delivery, and knowledge sharing and transfer. The two parties will jointly promote the importance of design and engineering excellence through research, systems thinking and sustainable development.

The MoU ceremony took place at CQU witnessed by Cecille El Beleidi, British Consul-General in Chongqing; and signed by Ricky Tsui, Arup’s East Asia Research and Development Director, and Han-long Liu, Vice-President and Professor of CQU.

Established in 1929, CQU is one of the leading universities in western China, particularly notable for its engineering, technology, built environment and business departments.

This partnership demonstrates our commitment to collaborative innovation and our continued effort to drive the development of central and western China, a crucial gateway to the Belt and Road. By leveraging our complementary capabilities, we can drive the long-term development of this region and the Belt and Road initiative. ” Ricky Tsui Ricky Tsui Arup’s East Asia Research and Development Director