School welcomes Peking University leaders

02 July 2014

201406President Wang Enge

Insights into interdisciplinary research in Oxford and China were exchanged when the Oxford Martin School hosted a visit by the President and other senior academic staff of Peking University on 18 June.

Professor Wang Enge (pictured above) and his colleagues were welcomed by the school’s Director, Professor Ian Goldin, who spoke about the research taking place across its programmes, and Loren Griffith, Director of International Strategy at the University of Oxford, who spoke about Oxford’s international relations and global profile. A talk about the strategic direction of Peking University was then given by its Vice Provost, Professor Li Chenjian.

In-depth insights into the school’s research programmes were given in presentations by academics including Professor Steve Rayner, Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, and Professor Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, before meetings took place between the Peking delegates and their Oxford counterparts.

Professor Ian Goldin said: “It was tremendously useful to spend time with President Wang and his colleagues, and to learn about the impressive work being undertaken at Peking University. The challenges facing society in the 21st century are global ones, and it is essential that we take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with other academics from around the world as we work to solve them.