Tsinghua & Sydney Form An Electrifying Alliance

Going beyond research, the alliance between Tsinghua and Sydney will also explore investment and business development opportunities.

AsianScientist (Oct. 24, 2014) – Tsinghua University and the University of Sydney have signed a landmark alliance agreeing to undertake joint research programs in energy networks.

Signed last week in Beijing, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sees the two universities form a research alliance to promote the research and development of electricity energy networks and related areas across Australia and China.

Professor Archie Johnston, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies said, “The University of Sydney will invite major Australian electricity network service providers, energy and resources companies, universities and research organisations to participate in the alliance.”

Tsinghua University will invite The University of Hong Kong, State Grid Corp Ltd, South China Grid Ltd, key industrial leaders in energy and other research partners to participate.

“Both universities will also explore investment and business development opportunities between Australia and China, and in our respective countries”, said Professor Rong Zeng, dean of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University.

The collaborative research areas in the Tsinghua University-The University of Sydney Energy Networks Joint Research Alliance will include power and energy engineering systems as well as economic and regulatory environments for future energy networks guided by the two honorary directors Professor David Hill and Professor Han Yingduo from each side.

Professor Joe Dong, power engineering specialist and head of the University’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering has been appointed Academic Director for the TU-USyd Energy Networks Joint Research Alliance in Australia.

Prof. Dong said the alliance will implement cooperative programs and projects that will bring benefit to both Australian and China’s power consumers.

The agreement closely follows another partnership announcement between the University of Sydney and China’s prestigious Shanghai Jiatong University.

Prof. Johnston explained the importance of these alliances saying, “Partnerships with two of China’s leading universities will significantly building on our institutions’ existing strengths in energy and biomedical engineering and medicine, in particular, bioinformatics.”


Source: University of Sydney.
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