Scotland Minister Of Trade Visit To SJTU


On July 4th, Ivan McKee, Minister of Trade, Investment and Innovation of Scotland, visited the Sino-British International Low Carbon Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The two sides discussed issues related to climate innovation and cooperation in low carbon fields. Huang Zhen, vice president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Zhao Changying, executive vice president of China-UK International Low Carbon Institute, attended the meeting. The teachers and students of the International Summer School of the second "Low Carbon Academic and Frugal Life" program also participated in the report and questioning session of the conference.


In his welcoming speech, Huang Zhen said that the Sino-British International Low Carbon Institute is an internationalized experimental test area established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Edinburgh under the strong support of the Lingang Management Committee. It is hoped that the Low Carbon Institute will serve as a bridge between the two sides, deepen exchanges and cooperation in education and scientific research between China and the UK, and jointly promote global low carbon sustainable development.

Ed Craig introduced the characteristics of the Low Carbon Institute. As a bridge of communication, it has played an active role in promoting deep cooperation between low carbon talents, technology and innovation.

Ivan McGee said that Scotland and China have also maintained close cooperation in scientific research. The establishment of the China-UK International Low Carbon Institute is an important achievement of the efforts of both countries.

Zhao Changying expressed his gratitude to Ivan McGee for his speech. He informed that the Shanghai Lingang area is making efforts to build a low-carbon city and a smart manufacturing city, which is a goal strongly supported by the China-UK International Low Carbon Institute.

After the meeting, the participants gave a warm round table discussion on how to promote cooperation between Scotland and Shanghai, and expressed their opinions from various angles such as intergovernmental cooperation, education cooperation and corporate cooperation.


Translated by Iga Kowalewska  Reviewed by Wang Bingyu