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The Future of the Research Silk Road

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James Watt Centre

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus

Edinburgh

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This year’s annual Distinguished Lecture at Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus is by Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Surrey.

Higher education globally is becoming ever more competitive both in funding and attraction of talented students and staff. Strategic partnerships and collaboration will be an effective way to help institutions to meet these challenges and make greater impact.

With the Chinese “Belt and Road” investment reaching UK’s shores, there is tremendous opportunity for universities and the science sector to engage with Chinese institutions, companies and venture funds.

In this lecture, Professor Lu will discuss his perspective on the future of the “Research Silk Road” and highlight some of the opportunities that exist in energy, materials and manufacturing, telecommunication, AI and machine learning, and digital health. He will cover a few examples of successful collaborative projects and allude to some of the challenges in setting up and managing fruitful partnerships drawing on personal experience in Australia and here in the UK.

Take this unique opportunity to engage with our guest speaker and meet our top academics and industry partners - and view our Global Pioneers exhibition showcasing our world-leading, solution-focused researchers, our educational best-practice and our thought leadership.

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