New China link for Nottingham Trent University
10 May 2012
NTU and Chongqing University in China have agreed a new partnership for collaborative research and staff and student visits.
The agreement has been arranged through the University's School of Education and three professors from Chongqing University recently visited Nottingham to finalise the partnership.
Rob Dransfield, senior lecturer at the School of Education, has delivered guest lectures to Masters students at Chongqing University. He said: "This partnership has huge potential, involving not only on-going collaboration in research projects but also visits by staff and students from Chongqing University to identify approaches to carrying out this research. There is also scope for reciprocal visits from NTU academics to advise on research projects."
Chongqing University is a key national university in China with 48,000 students across 28 colleges. During their visit Professor Hong Hu, Professor Pu Zhong and Professor Leichu Liu met staff from NTU and spoke to students from China currently studying at the University. They also signed the memorandum of understanding alongside Dr Gill Scott, dean of the School of Education.
<>Professor Hong Hu said: "Chongqing University is an international university which is looking outwards to develop research collaborations. We're looking forward to working closely with academics at NTU and we're particularly interested in the research currently being carried out in the fields of sports education and sports science, which fits closely with some of the issues we are currently exploring in relation to nutrition, exercise and intellectual development in children and young people."