University signs agreement for academic collaboration with Dongguan University of Technology

The University of Sheffield has signed an agreement with Dongguan University of Technology, which will lay the groundwork for academic collaboration and student exchanges.

The agreement means that students and academics will benefit from research with counterparts in China and will get the opportunity to experience new academic and cultural environments by taking part in exchange programmes.

Professor Tao Wang from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) and Director of the Centre for GaN Materials and Devices, who established the link with Dongguan University of Technology, said: “This visit represents a significant first step in collaborative research opportunities and offers our students a global education experience.”

Dongguan University of Technology are reaching out to overseas Universities to build up collaborations in key areas.

Dr Rick Smith, a lecturer in EEE explained: “One of these areas is semiconductor materials and devices - the technology behind high efficiency LED lighting, high power electronics and many emerging future applications. “

“Initially we hope to build strong links and advance our research through academic collaboration but in the future new courses and teaching at the University could help to train the skilled graduates required by the growing technology industries in China.”

Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-president for Education and Professor Minlin Yang, Vice-president of Dongguan University of Technology signed the Memorandum of Understanding at a meeting on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Professor Morgan said: “I am delighted to sign this agreement with Dongguan University of Technology. The links we have forged will benefit our students looking to enhance their learning through academic and cultural experiences in China and the UK.”