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UCD wins the Asia Matters 2022 Higher Education Partnership

UCD wins the Asia Matters 2022 Higher Education Partnership of the Year Award for CDIC

L to R: Gráinne Seoige, Professor Paul Fanning, Professor Aoife Ahern, Alan Dukes

Professor Paul Fanning, CDIC Provost, and Professor Aoife Ahern, College Principal UCD College of Engineering and Architecture were delighted to accept the (opens in a new window)Asia Matters 2022 Higher Education Partnership of the Year Award for CDIC, our Chang’an Dublin International College of Transportation in collaboration with Chang’an University at the Asia Matters Business Awards gala dinner on Friday 2 December.


UCD Asia Matters 2022 Higher Education Partnership Award for CDIC

This award, open to all Higher Education Institutions including individual projects/partnerships from departments, research institutes and business schools in Ireland, is to recognise the achievement of the best partnership with an Asian peer institution during 2022 and is testament to the dedication of all colleagues in Dublin and Xi’an in making CDIC such a success. 

L to R: Dr. Liana Ricci, Associate Professor Eoin O’Neill, Professor Aoife Ahern, Dr. Alex Runchman, Dr Beatriz Martínez Pastor, Professor Paul Fanning, Associate professor Amanda Gibney, Dr. William Smith

Alan Dukes, Chairman & Co-Founder of Asia Matters, reflecting on the views of the judging panel in commenting that:

"The 2022 Shortlist includes world class organisations - they should be very proud of their achievements in what has been a very challenging time. What links them all is a solid strategic approach to expansion in Asia, investment in innovation to move up the value chain, a commitment to Asia, building strong win-win partnerships and developing world class products tailored to the market - quite simply they are doing a brilliant job. I look forward to meeting them all on 2 December."

Professor Paul Fanning interviewed by Samantha Hobbs

UCD - Higher Education Partnership of the Year Prof Paul Fanning, UCD International Dean discusses the importance of shared values to build successful strategic partnerships with Asia. 

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