Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Ukraine-Cambridge collaboration through the EU funded Tempus project for knowledge transfer of sustainable architecture and Urban Design: Alan Short is the Principal Investigator at the Cambridge end with Dr.Sebastian MacMillan and was delighted to meet the Ukrainian delegation on their first visit to the University, including Sergey Chechelnitskiy Chief Architect of Kharkov, Professor Maria Kushnirenko Chair of the Town planning Department of the Kyiv National university of Building and Architecture, Professor Oleg Popov of the Odessa State Academy and Professor Igor Klimov of the State Technical University of Construction and Architecture.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Prof. Short was appointed Academic Leader of the new National Centre for International Research in Low Carbon and Green Buildings at the University of Chongqing P.R.China at a ceremony on April 11th in Chongqing attended by the President of the University; Head of Division of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education; Deputy Director- General of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development; Deputy Head of the Department of of Cultural and Educational Experts, State Administration of Foreign Experts and the Deputy Head of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing. Cambridge University is a Founder Member of the new national centre alongside the Universities of Reading and Loughborough.