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UCL signs exchange agreement with Beijing University of Chemical Technology

The UCL School of Pharmacy is delighted to announce that it has signed a PhD student exchange agreement with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), one of China’s most prestigious universities. The agreement was signed when a delegation led by Professor Xianyang Li (BUCT Vice President) visited Professor Duncan Craig (Director, UCL School of Pharmacy) and colleagues at UCL on 6 June 2013, and marks the first stage of what we hope will be a long and fruitful collaboration between our two universities.

Professor Xianyang Li (third from left) and Professor Duncan Craig discuss future collaborations

Professor Xianyang Li (third from left) and Professor Duncan Craig discuss future collaborative opportunities

The agreement allows PhD students from each institution to spend some time working in the other’s laboratories, learning new skills and immersing themselves in a different culture. These exchanges are funded from 2012 - 2014 by a grant from the British Council and China Scholarship Council jointly awarded to Dr Gareth Williams (UCL School of Pharmacy), Professor Dermot O’Hare (University of Oxford) and Professor Xue Duan (BUCT) as part of the Sino-UK Higher Education Research Partnership for PhD Studies. The first UCL PhD student will travel to BUCT in September 2013, and we look forward to welcoming the first BUCT student to UCL in January 2014.

Professor Li and Professor Craig formally sign the agreement

Prof Craig and Prof Li formally sign the UCL-BUCT PhD student exchange agreement

The relationship will be developed further when Professor Duncan Craig and Dr Min Zhao from the UCL School of Pharmacy visit BUCT in July 2013, and two visiting scientists (Professor Dongpeng Yan and Professor Xiaodong Lei) from BUCT will spend three months at UCL starting in late July.

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