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BU in China

5 March 2012

Matthew Bennett BU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Matthew Bennett visits China.

BU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Matthew Bennett will be visiting China to support international development and strengthen BU’s partnership links with Chinese universities. He will also be introducing BU’s 100 doctoral scholarships scheme.

During the visit Professor Bennett will visit Beijing International Studies University, Communication University of China, and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, where Bournemouth University has existing partnerships.

Professor Bennett, a geological researcher will also give a guest lecture at the British Council Beijing on 6 March about “Earthquakes, Floods and Tsunamis: Why were there so many natural disasters in 2011?” Professor Bennett will reflect on the earthquakes in Turkey, New Zealand, Japan and the USA, the Japanese Tsunami, the floods in Australia, tornadoes in the USA, and volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland. He will give his assessment of future threats and discuss ways we can manage them more effectively through research, education, mitigation, planning and civil defence, which is expected to be of interest to the Chinese audience.

Chris Davis, International Officer at Bournemouth University said “We are really looking forward to the visit to Beijing and Zhuhai. This is the perfect opportunity for us to tell students in China about Bournemouth University, which is a really popular destination for Chinese students, and for us to meet our education partners. We are also delighted to be given the opportunity to share some of our subject expertise via one of our most senior researchers, Professor Matthew Bennett.”

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