MAIRS-FE fostered the sustainable development integrated research exchange and cooperation between Peking University and University of Strathclyde

Earlier this year, University of Strathclyde and Peking University had exchange meeting to introduce the general information on each institution, research areas and key outputs as well as international exchange activities. A follow-up event of this dialogue, PKU researchers joined a webinar themed on Interdependencies of SDGs examining carbon systems and gave presentations on their work in March. The webinar attracted more than 130 audiences and was reported by website of two universities and received positive feedbacks from both sides.  

During this meeting, Professor and Dean of CESE-PKU, Chair of MAIRS-FE introduced the research areas and achievements made by CESE, he highlighted that the collage plays a leading role in the forefront of environmental protection in China and make efforts to deal with global environmental change issues and challenges. MAIRS was an Asian regional consortium for the integrated study and serve as a platform to foster the sustainable development integrated research exchange and cooperation.

Strathclyde CfSD was established to embrace an integrated and equitable approach to teaching, research, and innovation to co-create solutions with global partners across academia, civil society, and the public and private sectors, to secure real-world impact and to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The principles within the center are to be outward looking at its own institution and different parts of the world, to develop new partnerships, and to integrate education, research, and knowledge sharing. Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health and Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network, both shared the common research interests on environmental health, energy, climate change, env. economics & policy, air quality and water resources, were also introduced by Strathclyde representatives.

The participants build consensus to promote further collaborate on joint workshops and seminars to engage more young researchers and joint lectures, visiting and exchange program to attract undergraduate students from each side, which aims to enrich capacity building opportunities for both Strathclyde and Peking University.