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China's first low carbon college launches with ECCI leadership

China’s first college for the study of low carbon technology has opened with the support of experts from the University of Edinburgh and leadership from ECCI’s Deputy Director and Dean (Edinburgh) of the China-UK Low Carbon College, Ed Craig.

The China-UK Low Carbon College, a joint initiative of the University of Edinburgh, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Lingang City, will encourage climate innovation in China and around the world. The college will become a key base for the exchange of low carbon ideas, talent, technology and resources between China and Europe to drive the successful implementation of solutions to environmental challenges.

Ed Craig will lead the University of Edinburgh's activity within the college and head up its innovation and professional education activities. He will drive forward a new tailor-made innovation centre and research labs due to open on the campus in late 2019.

The College will build upon the achievements of ECCI, which has helped more than 1,000 Scottish companies develop their business and build international links. Students, academics and industry experts from China, the UK and further afield will develop a range of projects, courses and partnerships. MSc courses in energy and environment are currently offered with further courses including carbon finance, management, smart cities and circular economy to be launched in the coming months.

Ed Craig, Dean (Edinburgh) of China-UK Low Carbon College, said:

“Our vision is to create a game-changing ‘green bridge’ for the development and implementation of climate solutions and world-class research on a massive scale between Edinburgh and Shanghai's new 'smart city', Lingang.”

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