University awarded for developing links with China

Posted on Monday 23rd February 2015

The University of Bolton was awarded second place in the educational category at the prestigious 10th Greater China Awards.

Organised by UK Trade & Investment North West, the ceremony rewards organisations that have made the most significant contribution to developing network links with China.  

The educational award recognised the University’s work in establishing and developing links with the country and was judged to be second only to the University of Manchester in the North West, beating other finalists including UCLAN, MMU and the University of Chester.

The University of Bolton was also praised for the progress it had made since 2014, when it received the third prize at the Greater China Awards.

Ben Chen, who leads the international team and Martyn Shaw, Director of Business Development, attended the ceremony which took place at The Lowry Hotel in Salford.

‘The University of Bolton has invested a lot of time and effort in developing links with higher education institutes in China, particularly over the last two years,’ said Martyn Shaw.

‘We now have in excess of twenty partnerships in China which are now starting to yield significant benefits in terms of student recruitment, research and commercial opportunities. I’m delighted that our small team has managed to achieve runners-up position in the North West region. We now look forward to helping businesses in our region to develop and expand links with China through our new Bolton-China Gateway."

 The ceremony also included a celebration dinner to welcome in the Chinese Year of the Ram and included a video message from Chancellor George Osborne.