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CUHK-埃克塞特大学 Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability 和 Resilience (确保)

埃克塞特大学和 香港中文大学 (中大)推出了新的1英镑.9 million (HK$20m) joint research centre named “CUHK – 埃克塞特大学 Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability 和 Resilience” (确保) on the 5 June 2018 at CUHK. 

这在香港尚属首次, 这一联合努力旨在开展大规模的合作, impactful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle emerging issues related to a changing 环境 和 human 健康 和 wellbeing. 确保 will serve as a platform for international academic exchange, 推动政策相关工作, 和 nurturing the next generation of young researchers to address sustainable development challenges. Officiating at the launch ceremony were 史帝文爵士教授, Vice-Chancellor 和 Chief Executive of the 埃克塞特大学 和 教授多岩石的年代. 袁校长,香港中文大学校长.

Drawing on the complementary strengths of the two universities - the Institute of Environment, Energy 和 Sustainability at CUHKEnvironment 和 Sustainability Institute at the 埃克塞特大学 - the two Universities enter into this long-term partnership to strengthen research impact 和 visibility globally. The joint research effort reflects their common vision in promoting interdisciplinary research excellence which delivers benefits by tackling gr和 challenges 和 fulfilling societal needs globally.

史帝文爵士教授, Vice-Chancellor 和 Chief Executive of the 埃克塞特大学, 说, “Ensuring resilience in the face of evolving interactions between ourselves 和 our 环境 is one of today’s most important global challenges. Exeter is world-leading in the fields of climate, 环境 和健康 research. Our existing strong collaborations include the Met Office—the UK’s weather 和 climate research centre—和 our world-leading research includes our European Centre for Environment 和 Human Health. 确保 is pioneering, 和 brings together our strengths with the wealth of expertise at CUHK. Together we have a unique opportunity to provide transformative solutions 和 make a real difference worldwide.” 

教授多岩石的年代. 袁校长,香港中文大学校长, 说, “CUHK is committed to addressing the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the betterment of Hong Kong 和 worldwide community. We are proud to establish 确保 with the 埃克塞特大学, a member of the elite Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities in the UK which comm和s a leading position in climate, 健康, 和环境BB电子App. 拥有两所大学的专业知识, I am confident that we will be able to find solutions to sustain a liveable 环境 和 to ensure safe access to food, 水, 以及未来世纪的空气.”

最近在埃克塞特大学举行了一个研讨会, bringing together over 30 researchers from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the forming of large-scale collaborative projects in the coming years. 这是由 Gavin沙迪克教授刘雅祥教授, 确保联席董事.

Gavin沙迪克教授, currently the Chair of Data Science 和 Statistics 和 Head of the Department of Mathematics at the 埃克塞特大学, 是公认的环境与健康专家吗, with over 20 years of experience in data intensive research. He leads the Data Integration Task Force of the World Health Organization Global Platform on Air Quality 和 Health, is actively involved in the calculation of a number of SDG metrics, 和 serves on the UK government’s Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) 和 its subgroup on the Quantification of Air Pollution Risks (QUARK).    

沙迪克教授说, “This Centre provides a fantastic opportunity to engage in truly meaningful collaborations with colleagues at CUHK in one of the most important challenges facing society today. By working together to better underst和 complex interactions between climate, 环境, 和健康, we will produce interdisciplinary research with significant global impact.”

Professor Lau is excited about the new collaboration opportunities ahead, “跨学科和部门的集体努力, 国内外, 应对全球环境挑战需要什么. Capitalising on the strengths 和 interests of the investigators from CUHK 和 埃克塞特大学, 确保 will conduct innovative 和 collaborative research on various 环境al issues of strong social relevance to advance global sustainable development.”

刘雅祥教授, 现任环境BB电子App所所长, 能源与可持续发展(IEES), is a world-renowned scholar in climate research who has been devoted to meteorological research for over 40 years. He was a contributing author of the Fourth Assessment Report 和 a lead author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 哪一个获得了2007年诺贝尔和平奖.

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