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Old 12-09-2014, 11:16 PM   #110
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The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham is located in Siyuan Building on the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. The school is headed by Professor Shujie Yao, a professor of economics and has research staff and students from a wide variety of disciplines as applied to the Chinese case, for example: culture and society; history; politics and the political economy; languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and languages of ethnic minorities such as Hakka); business and management; economics and finance; media and education. The School has grown rapidly since inception and now caters for more than one thousand students at the University of Nottingham taking undergraduate degrees which include a Chinese Studies component or who are enrolled in one of the School's own 4 year MSci degree courses, such as Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies. Three new Masters courses were launched by the School in 2011, which include Chinese Banking and Finance Markets, and Chinese Business and Management in addition to the already existing MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies.

The Chinese Policy Institute (CPI) is a think tank embedded at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. It also functions as the research arm of the School. The Institute consists of an international network of academics and other highly knowledgeable people from a wide range of fields with a common focus on the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes economics, finance, business and management, political economy, international relations, national security, politics, culture, society, science and technology, history and law. Among the many programmes at the CPI are a European Union funded EU-China Civil Society Dialogue; a separate EU funded programme to study Chinese perceptions of the EU, and a special Chevening Programme for the training of middle ranking Chinese officials. It also hosts a Taiwan Studies programme. The impact and significance of research carried out within the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies are delivered by way of the CPI..As a think tank the CPI takes no political stance and promotes collaborative research..The CPI publishes policy papers and working papers.

D. H. Lawrence commented on the endowment and the architecture in the words..

In Nottingham, that dismal town where I went to school and college,
they've built a new university for a new dispensation of knowledge.
Built it most grand and cakeily out of the noble loot
derived from shrewd cash-chemistry by good Sir Jesse Boot...

The foundation stone of the college was duly laid in 1877 by former UK Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, and the college's distinctive neo-gothic building on Shakespeare Street was formally opened in 1881 by Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.. In 1881, there were 4 professors – of Literature, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science. New departments and chairs quickly followed: Engineering in 1884, Classics combined with Philosophy in 1893, French in 1897 and Education in 1905; in 1905 the combined Department of Physics and Mathematics became two separate entities; in 1911 Departments of English and Mining were created, in 1912, Economics, and Geology combined with Geography; History in 1914, Adult Education in 1923 and Pharmacy in 1925..University College Nottingham was initially accommodated within the Trent Building, an imposing white limestone structure with a distinctive clock tower designed by Morley Horder and formally opened by King George V on 10 July 1928.. During this period of development, Nottingham attracted high-profile lecturers including Albert Einstein, H. G. Wells and Mahatma Gandhi, and the blackboard used by Einstein during his time at Nottingham is still on display in the Physics department...

Much of the work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was carried out at Nottingham, work for which Sir Peter Mansfield received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003..Major developments in the in vitro culture of plants and micropropogation techniques were made by plant scientists at Nottingham, along with the first production of transgenic tomatoes by Don Grierson in the 1980s...Other innovations at the university include cochlear implants for deaf children and the brace-for-impact position used in aircraft.. Other facilities at Nottingham include a 46 teraflop supercomputer..According to the latest statistics compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Nottingham is the UK's 5th largest university based on total student enrolment, with over 30,000 students from more than 130 countries..Nottingham is also a member of the 'Sutton Trust 13', a collection of the 13 highest ranking British universities compiled by the educational charity the Sutton Trust, which aims to challenge educational inequality at top universities..Nottingham is also ranked as the 8th best international university in the global
"Best Places to Work in Academia 2010" survey... senses, moving toward their appropriate objects, are producers of heat and cold, pleasure and pain, which come and go and are brief and changeable; these do thou endure, O son of Bharata!..As you put on fresh new clothes and take off those you've worn,You'll replace your body with a fresh one, newly born..From food come forth beings; from rain food is produced; from sacrifice arises rain, and sacrifice is born of action...
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