Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

I have not posted a blog since October last year, an unusually long gap between posts, but for good reason. November was something of a wipe-out. Between visits to UNNC and UNMC we had to pack in everything possible because of what was coming in December. And what was coming for me was my first …

A Week in China

I spent last week in China, four cities in six days. In a country of this size, that is not quite like ticking off cities in the East Midlands. But we have a very significant presence in China in one way or another, so most visits span a range of activities and range of geographies. …

Address at UNNC 10th Anniversary Launch

The following is my address given at the launch of 10th year anniversary celebrations at UNNC on Sunday 13th April 2014. President Jiang, Vice-Mayor Zhang, Deputy Consul General Forbes, Mme Xu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here in Ningbo to celebrate ten years of innovation, ten years of partnership, ten …

Visit to UNNC

I spent last week in China. Although I travel there every three months or so, I often only get a couple of days at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) because of University commitments in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere. Unusually, I had the whole week at UNNC. During my stay, I spoke at two …