IET China update

9 February 2011
IET Communications team
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IET China has kicked off 2011 with a number of key events and meetings attended by the Institution’s Chief Executive, Nigel Fine.  

On 17 January, a workshop regarding international collaboration on engineering education and professional registration was held in Beijing.

Co-organised by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) and the IET, the event attracted 60 attendees from China’s top engineering universities, other leading engineering institutions and government departments.

Nigel Fine provided an introduction to the IET and Head of IET China Alan Bai gave details on UK engineering education and the benefits of professional registration.

In the evening, IET China hosted around 150 IET members, government officials and representatives of various institutions and universities at its Annual Dinner, with Nigel Fine taking the opportunity to thank guests for their great support over the past year.

Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners Stanley Yip delivered a presentation on eco-cities, and Mengxin Sun from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) spoke about the significance of the cooperation between CAST and the IET.

Also in Beijing, Nigel Fine and other key IET staff attended meetings with the Ministry of Education, the China Computer Federation, the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.

Nigel Fine expressed his appreciation to the IET team in Beijing for their assistance and support in making this a fruitful visit.

Did you know that the IET has a Chinese language website? Visit www.theiet.org.cn.