UL Collaborates with Peking University Beijing

Dr Mary Shire, Vice President of Research at UL pictured with Professor Wang Jie, Vice President of Peking University, Beijing

Dr Mary Shire, Vice President of Research at the University of Limerick (UL) visited Peking University (PKU) in Beijing this week and met with Professor Wang Jie, Vice President of Peking University. The meeting was centred around the mutual intention for collaborations, on both research and student exchange level.

Dr Shire also held a meeting with Professor Li, Assistant Dean in the School of Software and Micro-electronics at PKU. They held a talk about the potential research collaboration between PKU and Lero (The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre which is head-quartered at the University of Limerick).

This visit strengthened UL’s relationship with PKU.  UL had previously been involved with PKU in 2012 when UL Professor Merritt Bucholz from the School of Architecture gave a talk on ‘The Resilient City of Ireland’ in PKU.   Bucholz returned to PKU in 2015 under the Erasmus project and was hosted by the PKU College of Architecture and Landscape.

In April 2015, Professor Elfed Lewis, Director of Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre at UL visited  Professor  Lingyang Song of the School of Electronics Engineering  and Computer Science.   UL and PKU are also involved in exchanging scholars as part of the Erasmus program.

International ties continue to be of huge benefit to UL, for staff and students. This academic year will see the arrival of 2,600 international students to UL, and the total number of incoming and outgoing Erasmus students is expected to be higher than 900.