His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG visits SUSTech

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG visits SUSTech

Nov 1, 2018 Latest News

On November 1, 2018, The Duke of York visited Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). HRH visited the 3D campus construction sand table, the Technology Transfer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Exhibition, and the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center. He also met students flying the “Heron” UAVs, who are preparing to display the drones at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai later this month.

The Duke met and held talks with SUSTech President Chen Shiyi and Vice President Lu Chun.

President Chen Shiyi warmly welcomed HRH on his visit to SUSTech. He briefed The Duke on the development of " Striving for a world-class university, rooted in China" and expounded on the aspects of the development strategy, talent pipeline, international cooperation, Industry-University cooperation and construction of the School of Medicine.

HRH expressed his appreciation for the cooperation and exchanges between the University and British universities and heard of the planned cooperation between SUSTech and King's College of London in medical education and scientific research.

This collaboration between the two universities will use the local advantages of Shenzhen to cultivate future medical industry leaders through innovative medical education courses and teaching methods and become a model for Sino-UK higher education cooperation.

As a new university, SUSTech will make outstanding contributions to the development of Shenzhen's high-tech industry, as well as to regional prosperity and global technology development.

British Ambassador to China Dame Barbara Woodward, Director Lu Jintao of the European Department of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director Sun Huaizhong of the Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office and Consul General Karen Maddocks of the British Consulate General in Guangzhou, accompanied The Duke on his visit.


The Duke of York is currently on an official visit to China from 31st October to 6th November 2018 at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. During this visit, The Duke will attend the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) on November 5th, 2018.

HRH will lead the UK delegation attending CIIE, accompanied by International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox MP and Minister for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead. The UK has been named as a "Country of Honour" at China's biggest international trade show.

Immediately before attending CIIE, HRH is undertaking a series of official engagements at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Shenzhen and Ningbo.

Source: Office of Global Engagement

Translated and Adapted: Chris Edwards, Xia Yingying