Tucker & Partners facilitates collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the China Guanghua Science & Technology Foundation

16th November 2011

Tucker & Partners has facilitated collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the China Guanghua Science and Technology Foundation.

The two orgagnisations have signed a memorandum of understanding that confirms the desire of both parties to work together to promote the development and commercial exploitation of science and technology.

The broad-ranging agreement covers technology transfer, as well as helping spin-outs from the University of Nottingham to develop business opportunities in China.

The Guanghua Foundation is a top ten not-for-profit organisation in China, set up to promote excellence in science and technology, encourage innovation and promote regional economic development.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding follows a visit by University staff to the Foundation earlier this year.

Mr Liang Fandong, Vice-General Secretary of the China Guanghua Foundation, said: “The Foundation is looking forward to working with the University of Nottingham and is pleased to be strengthening its relationships in the science and innovation sectors in the UK.”

The collaboration is the latest high-profile joint venture undertaken by The University of Nottingham in China. The University has developed extensive links and research collaborations with universities and other institutions in China over the last seven years, leveraging its unique position as China’s first Sino-foreign university.

Strategic alliances with elite Chinese partners include clean energy, green manufacturing, biomaterials, geomechanics and low-carbon vehicles. Innovative international partnerships include work with Chinese car-maker Chang An, aerospace giant AVIC, New Hope Group and the Ningbo Municipal Government.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC) is a unique international university in China. It was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China in 2004, and now has more than 5,000 students. All degree programmes are taught in English and students receive a British-style education and UK degrees from The University of Nottingham.

Tucker & Partners also brokered a collaboration agreement with the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council, which was announced during the UK-China Summit in June this year.

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About Tucker & Partners

Tucker & Partners is an international business consultancy with consultants in the UK, USA and China. Tucker & Partners advises and assists companies, mostly in the technology sector, on strategy, finance, and international business development.

The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 40,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia. Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fund-raising campaign, will deliver the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. For more details, visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaign

About the China Guanghua Science & Technology Foundation.

The China Guanghua Science & Technology Foundation was formed in 1993 as a national not-for-profit organisation to promote excellence in science and technology in China, encourage innovation and facilitate the deployment of technology for the benefit of the Chinese people, and to promote regional economic development. The Foundation is run under the auspices of the Communist Youth League of China. The Foundation was rated the number one charity in China by Forbes in 2010. The Foundation has extensive links throughout the technology and government sectors in China, including government agencies and institutions, all 31 provincial governments in mainland China, universities, science parks, development zones, state-owned companies and private sector companies.