IChemE opens China office

The IChemE has opened a China office in Shanghai, to serve the growing IChemE member base in China and to forge stronger links with Chinese universities and industry. CEO David Brown commented on this important development for the Institution: “Establishing our Chinese office is a really significant milestone for IChemE and for the chemical engineering community. It’s a key step in bringing about fuller interaction between engineers in China and their colleagues elsewhere in the profession.” IChemE has over 150 members in China but that number is expected to grow quickly in the coming months, following a period of increased IChemE activity in China.

In December 2008, the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree programme at Tianjin University was accredited by IChemE, marking the first time the Institution had accredited a degree course in China.  And in August 2009, Chinese Academy of Science VP, Professor Jinghai Li, was awarded IChemE Honorary Fellowship for his contributions to chemical engineering science and to international exchange among the chemical engineering community. Speaking at his presentation reception in Montreal, at the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Li described IChemE as “one of the most important chemical engineering organisations in the world.”

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