Wednesday November 18, 2009
The Fudan-Queen's Centre for Environment and Sustainability Research opened this month at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The new centre will allow Queen's professors to work in collaboration with colleagues in China, helping the Chinese address environmental challenges in a sustainable fashion.
"With our partners, we hope to help move China along a more sustainable path," says Urban and Regional Planning professor John Meligrana. "We'll also provide more learning opportunities for Queen's students and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing our planet when it comes to sustainable development."
The centre brings together expert researchers from both universities, and other institutions. It provides research and educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, and potential for hosting conferences and workshops related to environment and sustainability research.
The Queen's-Fudan Centre is the newest element in the partnership between Queen's and Fudan universities. Its creation recognizes the need for global cooperation to identify, assess and provide practical solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental problems, especially as they arise in the context of China, the world's greatest emerging economy