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The United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation headquartered in Japan. The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. In carrying out this mission, the UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system. Through postgraduate teaching activities, UNU contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries.
  IUE signs a memorandum of understanding with UNU
  Director of UNU-IIGH and Assistant Director of UNU-IAS Visits IUE

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on 320 acres (130 hectares) campus west of the city center, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study.


  Signing ceremony of MoU between IUE and the University of East Anglia

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)


The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Uniquely, CEH integrates UK-wide observation systems and curiosity driven research, from the smallest scale of genetic diversity to large-scale, whole-Earth systems. We work across disciplines and facilitate academic, public, private and voluntary sector partnerships. CEH’s extensive, long-term monitoring, analysis and modelling deliver UK and global environmental data, providing early warnings of change and management solutions for our land and freshwaters.


  Signing Ceremony of MoA between Institute of Urban Environment, CAS and Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the Ivy League. Founded in 1851, The University of Minnesota is categorized as a Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity (R1) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[10] Minnesota is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked 14th in research activity with $881 million in research and development expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.


  Associate Professor Zhirong Zhao of University of Minnesota visited IUE, CAS
  Professor Thomas H. Kuehn from University of Minnesota visited IUE for Academic Communication

Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the flagship campus of the Purdue University system. The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. Purdue University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" Purdue has 24 American astronauts as alumni and as of April 2019, the university has been associated with 13 Nobel Prizes.


  Professor Guofan Shao from Purdue University visited IUE for academic exchange

Professor Guofan Shao from Purdue University visited IUE for academic exchange

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Founded in 1905 as the King Edward VII College of Medicine, NUS is the oldest higher education institution in Singapore.


  China-Singapore Urban Environment and Sustainable Development Seminar Successfully Held
  IUE and the National University of Singapore signed a memorandum of cooperation

International Science Council (ISC)

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (121 Members, representing 141 countries) and international scientific unions (31 Members). ISC has launched a new research programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing and IUE was selected to host the International Programme Office after a six-month open competition.



Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme (UHWB)

The Urban Health programme is a 10-year interdisciplinary research effort whose overall aim is to generate policy-relevant knowledge that will improve health status, reduce health inequalities and enhance the well-being of urban dwellers. It will focus on the integration of natural, social, medical and engineering sciences using systems approaches to address the complexity of urban issues and their influence on health. The International Programme Office will be led by an Executive Director. It will support the work of an international Scientific Committee which is responsible for overall scientific planning. Funding for five years has been secured from the Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen Municipal Government, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).


  UHWB programme at IUE, CAS to execute the work programme under the newly signed MOU with UN Habitat
  Xiamen held its first Urban Health Science Culture Slam to promote the popularization of scientific communication
  The 14th Science Committee Meeting of the Urban Health and Well-Being Programme (UHWB) was successfully held in Beijing
  International Programme Office of ICSU-IAMP-UNU Programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing unveiled

Lancaster University

Lancaster University is an internationally highly-ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research. Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England, the University places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field. It is one of only a handful of universities with a collegiate system which has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty and continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster..


Professor Francis L Martin from Lancaster University visited IUE

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a public research-focused university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 and is consistently ranked among the top 150 universities in the world.


 IUE and The University of Aberdeen signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Building “Sino-British Joint Institute of Environmental Technology”

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan, focuses on the creation and practical realization of technologies useful to Japanese industry and society, and on “bridging” the gap between innovative technological seeds and commercialization.


2018 Sino-Japan Symposium for Industrial Ecology successfully held in IUE, CAS, Xiamen

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a public university located in Hung Hom, Hong Kong. The history of PolyU can be traced back to 1937, and it assumed full university status in 1994. It is one of the funded institutions of the territory's University Grants Committee (UGC).
PolyU has an international faculty and student community and has developed a global network with more than 440 institutions in 47 countries and regions. PolyU offers 220 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes for more than 32,000 students every year. It is the largest UGC-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students.


  IUE have cooperated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2008 by means of project application, research collaboration, co-organizing international symposia and jointly training postgraduates.

City University of Hong Kong


City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a public research university in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994. It is one of eight government-funded degree-granting tertiary institutions with five colleges and four schools.
IUE signed the Cooperation Memorandum on Establishing “Joint Research Centre of Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development” with City University of Hong Kong, August 18, 2011. The two parties promised to invest money each year in the operation of the centre which targets to provide an open platform for sharing experimental instruments and enhance the exchange of staff and students.


Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection

Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection (TASGEP) is a non-profit social organization established by law. The aim of the association is to strengthen the cooperation among those engaged in polluted site investigation, remediation, rehabilitation, soil and groundwater environmental protection in order to promote the effective use of environmental resources and the environmental protection of soil and groundwater.
IUE co-organized a Cross-Straits Workshop on Evaluation and Repairing Technologies of Soil and Groundwater Pollution from May 29 to 31, 2013. The workshop promoted the signature of the Agreement on Establishing Joint R&D Centre of Treatment Technology for Cross-Straits Polluted Sites between the two parties. The centre is scheduled to be established on May 26, 2014. In the future, the centre will enhance bilateral cooperation through joint research, project application and staff exchange.

  Director of TASGEP visited IUE

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. It is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation.
  Prof. Mike Young Visited IUE
  Associate Professor of the global food and resource center, University of Adelaide, Australia, Patrick James O’Connor visited IUE, CAS  

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry for the benefit of the community.
  Professor Xiaoming Wang of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia visited IUE
  CAS-CSIRO 2019 Nanotechnology and New Materials for Energy Workshop was Held at the IUE  

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 by the Danish king Christian 1. With its 5,000 researchers and 39,000 students, the University boasts an international research and study environment and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world's best universities.
  Professor Christopher Rensing Delivers a Speech about the Relationship between Metals and Bacterial Virulence
  The Delegation of Professor Gertrud Jorgensen from University of Copenhagen came to Institute of Urban Environment for academic communication  

The United Nations University

The Polish Academy of Sciences is a national research institution founded in Warsaw in 1952 and is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of distinguished scholars and a network of research institutes. It aims to work comprehensively to further the advancement of science, in the service of society and for the enrichment of Poland’s national culture, while adhering to the highest standards of research quality and ethical norms.
  Delegation from Polish Academy of Sciences Visited Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.


   “CAS-Yale Workshop” successfully held in IUE, CAS, Quanzhou

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. It has a distinctive collegiate structure. Students and academics benefit from belonging both to the University, a large, internationally-renowned institution, and to a college or hall, a small, interdisciplinary academic community.


  Dr. Rong Youmin of Oxford University visited the Institute of Urban Environment
  Prof. Ian Thompson, Department of Engineering Sciences, Oxford University, visited IUE

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.


UHWB programme at IUE, CAS to execute the work programme under the newly signed MOU with UN Habitat

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