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Chinese Vice-Minister Tan Tianxing Visits UCD

Monday, 22 February, 2016 


On February 19th, a delegation led by Vice Minister Tan Tianxing of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council paid a special visit to Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, and held a meeting with UCD Chinese academic staff and postgraduate students.

Minister Tan Tianxing said his office would provide support for UCD staff and students to collaborate with Chinese universities and research institutes to promote academic exchange and mutual understanding between Ireland and China. Currently six Chinese students funded by the UCD China Scholarship Scheme are studying for their PhD degrees in UCD under the supervision of Prof Sun.

Professor Sun is a global authority in food engineering research and education. He has published extensively in the areas of agricultural, food and biosystems engineering. He was recently included in the 2015 Highly Cited Researcher list published by Thomson Reuters.

Prof Da-Wen Sun with Minister Tan Tianxing and his delegation in UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre.