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Engineering signs agreements with top Chinese university

The School of Engineering has signed four agreements with Harbin Institute of Technology, China which will create new exchange opportunities for undergraduate engineers at Warwick and allow Harbin students to access final-year undergraduate and Masters-level courses in Engineering at Warwick.

Founded in 1920 and based in Heilongjiang province, Northern China, Harbin Institute of Technology has been a member of China’s elite ‘C9’ league of its top nine universities since 1999.

Closely involved with China’s national astronautics research, HIT was the major constructor of the micro-satellite 'Testing Satellite No.1', the first satellite to be fully developed and launched by a Chinese university. Other notable HIT research achievements include the development of China's first simulation computer, the first intelligent chess-playing computer, the first arc-welding robots and the first world advanced-level system radar.

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The agreements were signed on Thursday 25 September 2014 by Harbin’s Vice-President Professor Nanqi Ren, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor of Harbin’s School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, and Warwick’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning and Resources), Professor Lawrence Young, whose international focus is to develop Warwick’s links with China, in the presence of Professor Nigel Stocks, Head of Warwick’s School of Engineering.