IRES‐8 –“Instigation of Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Cities” is a collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Bologna, Zagreb and Norwegian University of Science and Technology with four partner institutions in China: Tsinghua University, Beijing Jiaotong University, North China Electric Power University and the State Grid Smart Grid Research Institute.
IRES‐8 funds EU PhD students and early career researchers to spend extended periods of between 3 and 9 months to pursue strategically important low carbon energy research at one of the internationally regarded Chinese partner institutions.
Long term prosperity in the EU energy sector requires access to global leading research, and collaboration with China to better understand of their mature technical infrastructure and state of the art facilities will begin to rebalance the EU-China partnership.
This project is co-funded by European Commission through the programme of "EU-CHINA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP"
The objectives of IRES‐8 are:
1. To build closer and more structured research collaboration between the partners, who are already leading research organisations in the low carbon energy sector.
2. To engage talented EU researchers in strategically important low carbon energy research in the Chinese partner organisations.
3. To improve the researchers’ ability to work in China and help them understand how large, medium and small companies can exploit the research undertaken by Chinese institutions
4. To disseminate and apply the knowledge acquired to grow EU expertise and skills, and help strengthen EU trade with China, especially in the energy sector.
Professor Zhongdong Wang IRES-8 Director The University of Manchester
Aisling Dunne Manchester Hub Administrator
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of The University of Manchester and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.