The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham received a lifetime achievement award for enhancing educational ties between the UK, China and Malaysia on Tuesday November 10 2015.
The awards were presented at Kensington Palace in London during the 7th annual World Chinese Economic Summit, a business forum promoting links between China, South East Asia and the West.
HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia and His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the former President of Indonesia, jointly conferred the Awards.
On receiving his accolade, Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor at The University, said he was “honoured to be recognised”.
“The University of Nottingham has enjoyed long and fruitful relationships with both China and Malaysia. From our two pioneering campuses in Ningbo and Semenyih we have built global graduate networks, strong government ties and programmes of internationally-significant research and development, delivering mutual economic benefits. It continues to be an exciting time for UK-ASEAN collaboration and we look forward to seeing the results of our future international endeavours in higher education.”
Among those in attendance was Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and HRH the Duke of York spoke at a reception prior to the dinner.
The forum had been organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute and The Asia House London with the support of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; the China Mayors’ Association and China British Business Council (CBBC).
Held on November 10-11, the forum brought together more than 400 participants, including policy-makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers and thought-leaders from around the world.
Discussions and events focused on forging greater Pan-European collaboration and the role China plays in world economic development.
The University of Nottingham has many connections throughout Asia spanning education, research, innovation, business engagement, trade and investment.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) was the UK’s first fully-fledged international campus and is now celebrating its 15th anniversary. UNMC is a diverse and vibrant community where faculty, staff and students from around the world collaborate in an environment that fosters world-class teaching and research.
The University of Nottingham in Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign higher education venture to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Based in Ningbo, an important trading, business and manufacturing port on China’s east coast, the campus now has more than 5,000 students from 40 countries around the world.
UNMC’s 15th Anniversary
One of the world’s truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK’s first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground-breaking research and community engagement.
诺丁汉大学（英国大学马来西亚分校）The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus