Zhang Jie, vice president of UCAS, presents the letter of appointment to the Duke of York. [Image from  UCAS]

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, was elected an Honorary Professor of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) on May 31. Academician Zhang Jie, vice president of CAS and Party secretary of UCAS, presented the appointment letter.

Zhang briefed those attending the appointment ceremony on the Duke of York’s contributions to the development of scientific technology, the transformation of scientific research achievements and the training of young talents. Zhang emphasized the Duke’s efforts in pushing forward exchange and cooperation in scientific innovation between China and the UK, especially his contribution to the cooperation between CAS and the Royal Society.

The Duke of York said that it was a great honor to be an Honorary Professor of UCAS. He gave a speech on technological innovation and the sustainable development of technology transfer and had discussions with CAS students on the mutual influence of science and business and the influence of future technology on the next generation.

The appointment ceremony was hosted by Professor Su Gang, the vice president of UCAS. Also attending the ceremony were Cao Jinghua, director general of the Bureau of International Cooperation, Professor Bob Cryan, president of the University of Huddersfield and officials from relevant departments.

Source: CAS

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