A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UIC and Lancaster University, UK, on 29 November. The MoU encourages direct contact and cooperation between partner institutions, and their students, faculty, and administrative staff for the purpose of study and research.

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Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) at Lancaster University

The delegation from Lancaster University consisted of Distinguished Professor of Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) as well as Director of Joint Institute for Environmental Research and Education-LEC-SCAU-GIG/CAS Prof Kevin Jones, and joining him were Office Manager of LEC China Office Ms Wang Jinghan and PhD student Mr Scott Lowther. UIC's International Development Office (IDO) were in charged of coordinating the visit for the delegation from Lancaster University.

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Prof Kevin Jones with the Dean of DST Prof Stephen Chung

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Ms Wang Jinghan with Prof Chung

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Mr Scott Lowther with Prof Chung

Lancaster University is located in the North West of England in the city of Lancaster, Lancashire. Located in an idyllic setting not far from the coast, Lancaster offers the chance to delve into British History and Culture, with museums, galleries, and Lancaster Castle.

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Lancaster University

It is a highly-ranked university in the UK and internationally. In UK University ranking tables, Lancaster consistently ranks within the top 10. Lancaster’s goal is to become a globally significant university that provides an unmatched quality for both teaching and research. Students from 100 countries enroll in Lancaster each year, and one-third of all teaching staff are non-British.

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Students in class at Lancaster University

Studying at Lancaster will help prepare students for leadership roles through research-led teaching in a stimulating learning environment. Lancaster provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to engage in discussions regarding local and international issues, whereby encouraging the continued use of critical knowledge and skills development when entering society.

Learn more about Lancaster University http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/

Reporter/Photographer: IDO
Editors: Samuel Burgess, Deen He, Marissa Furney, Étienne Fermie (MPRO)