The deal is sealed

Establishment of Danish-Chinese education based research centre

Monday 20 Nov 17
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by Lonnie Moldt Jørgensen

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DTU Chemical Engineering
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DTU Chemical Engineering and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the new Center for Sustainable Process Engineering. The centre is the result of many years of strong Danish-Chinese collaboration between the two partners.

The interest for Danish-Chinese collaboration on education, research and innovation is rising. Earlier this year, HRH Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated Industriens Fonds Hus in China, which now houses the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC). The new building provides an attractive research and study environment for both Danish and Chinese researchers and students.

On 24 September 2017, in connection with the inauguration, Head of DTU Chemical Engineering Kim Dam-Johansen and Director of IPE, Professor Soujiang Zhang signed the Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Center for Sustainable Process Engineering under SDC. The new centre is a joint education based research and innovation centre between DTU Chemical Engineering and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Benefiting sustainable development for China and Denmark

The aim of the centre is to combine unique education and research features of the two highly qualified departments with complementary expertise for closely collaborative and innovative research in the area of sustainable process engineering.

“This is an important step towards consolidating our close collaboration with Institute of Process Engineering. With the establishment of this new centre, we are able to collaborate on joint PhD projects which will ensure stronger research, enhance the quality of the education for graduates and benefit the sustainable development for both China and Denmark”, says Head of DTU Chemical Engineering Kim Dam-Johansen.

Focus will be on basic research and development related to processes and methods for refining and use of biomass, green process engineering to secure cyclic economy and advanced materials and products.

The establishment of the new centre is the result of many years of close collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering and Institute of Process Engineering and is the direct outcome of the recent joint seminar in the summer 2017.

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