August 30, 2012, by Fraser
VC Professor David Greenaway – an honorary citizen of Ningbo
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, is now an honorary citizen of Ningbo thanks to his contribution to the development of University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, as well as to teaching, research and professional training more generally.
Nottingham and China
This honour from the City of Ningbo reflects the University’s strong and well-developed links with China – it was the first foreign university in the world to establish a campus in mainland China, with the opening of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2004.
Professor Greenaway was appointed to the UK government’s Asia Task Force two years ago, and travelled to Beijing as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s delegation to the People’s Republic in 2010. The Task Force brings together experts from industry, education and government to advise on boosting UK exports and investment in Asian countries.
The University of Nottingham has developed extensive links and research collaborations in the world’s most dynamic economy over the last eight years – strategic alliances with elite Chinese partners include clean energy, green manufacturing, biomaterials, geomechanics and low-carbon vehicles.