UCLan rewarded for collaboration with China
Midwifery project named as a finalist in Department of International Trade awards
The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) pioneering work in China has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The Preston based institution was named as a finalist in the educational links category of the Department of International Trade Greater China Awards.
UCLan’s entry focused on its successful British Council funded midwifery project in collaboration with Hangzhou Normal University in China.
Tim Steele, Executive Director International Strategy and Partnership, said: “UCLan is delighted to have been a finalist for this highly prestigious award. It is recognition of our continued innovative approach to working in collaboration with Chinese institutions on important Chinese government agendas and acknowledgement of our continued development within China.”
"It is recognition of our continued innovative approach to working in collaboration with Chinese institutions on important Chinese government agendas and acknowledgement of our continued development within China."
The Department of International Trade awards, which took place recently in Manchester, honour any company or organisation in the North West which has made a significant contribution to developing business or relationships with mainland China, Taiwan or Hong Kong during 2016, including bi-lateral trade or investment and education and community links.
Clive Drinkwater, Regional Director of the Department of International Trade North West, said: “We have had an extremely large number of applicants this year containing a range of particularly interesting projects. The panel has had a difficult task and the competition has been very high.”
Dr Sun Dali, the Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China in Manchester, distributed the awards to the winners alongside Keith Harrison, Business Development Manager of Cathay Pacific who sponsored the event.