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China-UK Low Carbon College on the hunt for new talent

The China-UK Low Carbon College - the first of its kind in China, inspired by the ECCI model - is currently on the hunt for academic talent in areas ranging from carbon finance to the green economy.

A joint initiative of the University of Edinburgh, Shanghai Jaio Tong University and Shanghai Lingang City, the China-UK Low Carbon College encourages climate innovation in China and around the world.

The college is actively seeking collaboration opportunities with other world-class universities and aims to establish a training base for interdisciplinary and practical talents in the field of low-carbon industry and carbon finance.

Based at custom-designed facilities in the new ‘smart city’ of Shanghai Lingang, it provides state-of-the-art research, teaching and innovation facilities. ECCI played a key role in the inception and development of the China-UK Low Carbon College, which officially opened its doors in September 2018.

Academic roles

The college is inviting candidates for roles including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in Carbon Finance, Carbon Management, and Circular Economy.

Building on ECCI’s model

The China-UK Low Carbon College grew out of ECCI’s Low Carbon Innovation project, which helped more than 200 Scottish companies develop their business and build international links.

It aims to replicate ECCI’s cross-sectoral, practical approach to driving a low carbon future, mobilising expertise from six different schools across the University of Edinburgh and collaborating with a range of research institutions and businesses.

The college currently offers Masters courses in Low Carbon Environment and Low Carbon Energy. A postgraduate programme in Carbon Finance is planned for 2019/20. It has launched ten collaborative research partnerships so far, with more planned this year.

ECCI’s Executive Director for 2019 Ed Craig is currently seconded to the college on a part-time basis to drive forward its innovation and executive education activities.

How to apply

Find out more about the roles and apply by Tuesday 28 May.