Beijing, China, November 6th, 2013 –A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between State Grid Smart Grid Research Institute (SGSGRI) and University of Birmingham (UoB) for a Split Location PhD Programme on November 5th, 2013. Important attendees included SGSGRI’s Vice President, Dr. Xuehai Gong, C-EPRI’s Executive Director, Dr. Guangfu Tang, UoB’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Williams, etc.
SGSGRI is wholly owned by SGCC, the largest utility in the world; it is mainly involved in the research and application of semiconductor devices and new electrical engineering materials, as well as construction of demonstration projects thereof; its mission is to support SGCC’s ambition of constructing Strong Smart Grid and to provide technical support for its research and development of key power equipment.
UoB is one of the world's most prominent universities. As a research-intensive university, it is renowned for the excellence of research and teaching, as well as the quality of staff and the exceptional nature of graduates. UoB was freshly named University of the Year 2014 by the Times, and the Sunday Times Good University Guide on September 20th this year.
As a supplement to the Sino-UK joint programme, the Split Location PhD programme is believed to cultivate useful talents who are able to make impact on power grids of tomorrow. Concrete action plans will be formulated in the next phase of work through in-depth communication; SGSGRI will select qualified candidates in time and send them to study in UoB.