IT Carlow signs research partnership with Chinese university
26 March 2015 | 0
Institute of Technology Carlow has signed a partnership agreement with the Shandong Academy of Sciences. The partnership will facilitate PhD and postdoctoral training, researcher exchange and the commercialisation of IT Carlow technologies in China. According to IT Carlow, this agreement has the potential to generate up to €5 million in future research and commercial projects.
Shandong Academy of Sciences is the largest science and technology research institution in Shandong province which has a population of over 100 million. The academy incorporates 12 research institutions and more than 2,500 research staff.
Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Shandong Academy of Sciences Vice President Prof Chengjian Yu said: “I look forward to building on the relationship between IT Carlow and Shandong Academy of Sciences and hope to welcome researchers from IT Carlow to Shandong in the very near future.”
Welcoming the agreement, Dr David Dowling, Head of School of Science at IT Carlow, said: “This significant collaboration with Shandong Academy of Sciences will open many doors for IT Carlow. It offers important opportunities for the Institute’s enviroCORE research group, both in Europe and in China.”
Since its founding in 1970, IT Carlow has generated more than 40,000 graduates. It currently ranks as the fourth largest of Ireland’s 14 Institutes with almost 7,000 enrolments. IT Carlow was the 2014 Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year.