CHINESE ACADEMIC HONORED
Professor Heping Xie
Professor Heping Xie has been appointed as a St Edmund Fellow by St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford. This honour is in recognition of his contributions to academic collaboration between the Hall and Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, and the academic benefits he has brought to faculty members and students at both institutions.
Since 2014, St Edmund Hall and Sichuan University have been successfully implementing visiting student programme, visiting fellow programme, distinguished speaker lecture programme, Economics and Public Policy summer course and Academic Medicine summer course, which facilitates academic contacts and catalyses joint research activities. A proposed Oxford Sichuan Centre for Advanced Research and Training (OSART) in Chengdu has also been discussed with the related Oxford University divisions and departments.
Professor Xie is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and President of Sichuan University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the China University of Mining and Technology, as well as honorary doctorates from Technical University, Clausthal, Germany, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Nottingham. He has long been engaged in the theoretical and applied research of mining engineering mechanics, and has authored 6 books and published over 200 papers including 100 of them in the SCI journals.
St Edmund Hall is one of the oldest colleges in the University of Oxford, dated back to 1317. St Edmund Hall graduates around the world have forged successful careers in the fields such as law, economics, medicine, journalism, science, public service and the arts, prepared and inspired by their time at the College.