A senior delegation led by the Chancellor of University of Bath, HRH The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, visited Shanghai and Hong Kong recently as part of the University’s ongoing China engagement strategy. The University of Bath created an opportunity for the Chancellor to meet with a number of leading Chinese businesses at an industry roundtable event in Shanghai, together with an alumni reception in Hong Kong.
Helen Kavanagh (third from the left), Chief Executive Officer for Wellington College China attended the industry roundtable event in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, (sixth from the left) and other Chinese business leaders
Professor Hope Hailey and Professor Gary Hawley, Dean of Engineering and Design for University of Bath, facilitated a presentation and discussion at the St Regis Hotel, Shanghai in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex and Chinese business leaders from different organisations including Wellington College China, GKN, Jaguar Land Rover, Deloitte, Smiths, China British Business Council, the British Council and Shanghai Chambers of Commerce. The conversation explored opportunities for the University to strengthen its industry relationships in China around its strengths in Engineering and Management and considered how these could be further developed in the context of China’s future economic growth and development.
Professor Hawley outlined the exciting new project that the University has embarked on to develop a world-leading Research & Innovation Institute to support the delivery of efficient and ultra-low and zero emission vehicle. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will open in 2020.
Ms. Helen Kavanagh commented: “It was a great opportunity for Wellington College China to support the university to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Higher Education can work alongside Chinese organisations in developing the next generation of innovative and creative business leaders.”