University of Edinburgh Helps Launch China’s First Low-carbon Tech College

Shanghai

The college will build upon the achievements of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), which has helped more than 1,000 Scottish companies develop their business.

China has opened its first college for the study of low-carbon technology with support from the University of Edinburgh.

The China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC) in Lingang, Shanghai, will become a key centre for the exchange of ideas, talent, technology and resources to tackle global environmental challenges.

Students, academics and industry experts from China, the UK and further afield will develop a range of projects, courses and partnerships.

These will be based around ideas that include energy efficiency, sustainable construction, and air quality, as well as developing smarter cities that use data and digital technology to improve quality of life.

The college is a joint initiative between the University of Edinburgh, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Lingang City, and is based in a custom-designed facility in Lingang, south of Shanghai.

Exchange programme

The College will explore opportunities for joint undergraduate and PhD education programmes and operate an exchange programme for faculty members, support staff and graduate students. The aim is to grow the student population at the LCC to more than 1,000.

The two courses currently offered by the College are an MSc in Energy and an MSC in Environment. Further courses will be launched in the coming months, including Carbon Finance, Management, Smart Cities, and Circular Economy.

The College will build upon the achievements of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), part of the University of Edinburgh, which has helped more than 1,000 Scottish companies develop their business and build international links.

Six Schools at the University of Edinburgh are involved in the new College – Business, GeoSciences, Engineering, Informatics, Law and Chemistry.

Ed Craig, the dean 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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