News from IET China

8 July 2013
IET Communications team
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2013 China final of the IET's Present around the World competition

The 2013 China final of the IET's Present around the World competition.

Recent highlights from the IET’s Beijing office.

The IET’s team in Beijing has been busy with several events, Academic Affiliate and Corporate Partner activities, a successful visit from the IET president, and much more.


New Corporate Partners

The IET China team is pleased to announce that two new Chinese Corporate Partners have come on board in recent months.

Chengdu Longquan Anti-corrosion Engineering joined the programme in April, while Arup International Consultants (Shanghai) signed a Corporate Partnership agreement in May.


Professional registration training

Training for IET China professional registration volunteers took place in April.

The IET's head of registration and standards, Mike Bridgefoot, travelled over to China to train six Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) applicants and eight Professional Registration Interviewer (PRI) applicants.

During Mike’s visit, six professional registration interviews also took place, with both Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer candidates.


Call for paper conferences

April saw three ‘call for paper’ conferences take place in China.

The IET International Radar Conference was held in Xian, with 400 delegates and 427 papers submitted.

Hangzhou was the setting for the 6th International Conference on Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development, with 102 delegates and 53 papers.

And finally, this year’s IET International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies was held in Beijing, attracting 124 delegates and 104 papers.


Visit from the president

The IET’s president, Professor Andy Hooper, was in China in late April.

Andy’s itinerary included a meeting with the vice president of Tsinghua University, where he also delivered his President’s Address, ‘A perspective on innovation’. This attracted an audience of around 100 students.

He also visited the China Computer Federation, where over 200 students joined his afternoon seminar, and was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (mentioned above).


Academic Affiliate events

The IET China team recently arranged presentations for two Academic Affiliates by David Infield, chief editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation (RPG) journal.

At Jiliang University, David spoke about the University of Strathclyde’s wind research, with about 30 students joining the presentation. At Shanghai University, around 100 students had the opportunity to hear from him on study techniques.

This year’s IET RPG Conference will be held in Beijing in September, with a special issue of the journal to be published based on selected papers.


Smart City Forum

The 16th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo was held in May, with the IET one of the key institutional partners of its high profile Smart City Forum.

More than 500 government officials, academics, researchers and engineering professionals attended.

IET Fellows Dr Asimakis Kokkos, head of china industry environment at Nokia Siemens Networks, and Professor Wanggen Wan, chairman of the IET Shanghai Network, gave keynote speeches.


Present around the World

The China final of the IET’s Present around the World (PATW) competition was held on 29 June. Tan Zhicong won the first prize in what was a fierce competition!

He will now participate in the Asia Pacific final, which will take place in August in Brunei.