China opens first low-carbon college with help from Edinburgh University

China has opened its first college for the study of low-carbon technology with support from the University of Edinburgh.

The China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC) in Lingang, Shanghai, will become a key centre for the exchange of ideas, talent, technology and resources to tackle global environmental challenges.

Students, academics and industry experts from China, the UK and further afield will develop a range of projects, courses and partnerships.

These will be based around ideas that include energy efficiency, sustainable construction, and air quality, as well as developing smarter cities that use data and digital technology to improve quality of life.

The college is a joint initiative between the University of Edinburgh, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Lingang City, and is based in a custom-designed facility in Lingang, south of Shanghai.

Ed Craig, the dean of China-UK Low Carbon College, said: “Our vision is to create a game-changing ‘green bridge’ for the development and implementation of climate solutions and world-class research on a massive scale between Edinburgh and Shanghai’s new ‘smart city’, Lingang.”

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