Activity: Visiting an external institution types › Visiting a School
Facilitation of students form P. R. China to spend 2 years at QUB
President Xuhong Qian and Dean He Tian of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, P. R. China became interested in our research in fluorescent sensors and molecular logic gates in the late 1990’s. This interest in QUB led to the reinvigoration of the old friendship between Professor Peijun Hu of our School and President Xuhong Qian. Then Professor Peijun Hu facilitated the friendship between President Xuhong Qian and me. Both Professor Peijun Hu and I visit ECUST regularly at no expense to QUB. Because of this regular renewal of our relationship, ECUST has sent 35 international students per year to QUB since 2010 upto the present. Many of these students spend 2 years at QUB and develop many good friendships with their Northern Ireland colleagues.