During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from outlets including China Youth Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Suzhou Daily, Suzhou TV, OurJiangsu.com, and Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation.
Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in English-language media outlets including EurekAlert!, That’s Shanghai, Paris Guardian, and Times Higher Education (THE) Campus. Topics included scientific achievements, students’ stories, and campus life.
1. Scientific Achievements
Headline: XJTLU researchers explore the new approach to unlock solar fuels
Published on: 14 March 2022
Summary: Recently, a team of XJTLU researchers modified the materials used for hydrogen peroxide production. Their findings, published in the journal Energy Advances, could help the fuel become a viable option for large-scale energy use.
This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily and Yangtze Evening Post.
Headline: XJTLU research: reducing carbon emissions in building refurbishment projects is a key step towards carbon neutrality
Published on: 9 March 2022
Summary: In a paper recently published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, researchers from XJTLU provided valuable insights for managing construction and demolition waste and reducing carbon emissions in building refurbishment projects.
The paper analysed three scenarios using different waste management strategies, and found that by upcycling generated waste to use as substitutes for raw materials, carbon emissions can be significantly reduced.
This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post.
2. Students’ Stories
CHINA YOUTH DAILY
Headline: XJTLU student Yuqing Liu: National Technical Officer at the Winter Olympics
Published on: 26 February 2022
Liu was born in 1999 in Beijing and began skating at the age of six. In 2013, she came second place in the novice division of the Asian Trophy Figure Skating Championships. In 2015, she was the champion in women single skating in the 2015 Asian Figure Skating Challenge.
This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Suzhou Daily, Suzhou TV, JSChina, and Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation.
YANGTZE EVENING POST
Headline: XJTLU student wins prize in an international design competition
Published on: 21 March 2022
Summary: TerraViva is an international competition focused on innovative ideas for architecture and design. Tang Chao, a Year Three student in BEng Architectural Engineering at XJTLU, was recently awarded Honourable Mention for his work “Ticino Meet+” in the competition. His design transformed an abandoned hangar in Pavia, Italy, into a community hub on the Ticino River.
This year, more than 300 teams from all over the world competed for the First, Second, and Third Prize, as well as Four Gold mentions, and 10 Honourable Mentions.
This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, Suzhou Daily and iSuzhou.
3. Campus Life
Headline: Campus tour: XJTLU, an international university
Published on: 19 March 2022
Summary: XJTLU is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, XJTLU captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the largest of such universities approved by the Ministry of Education in China.
4. XJTLU in Multi-language Media
Headline: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University PhD international studentships in China
Published on: 9 February 2022
Summary: In collaboration with Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is offering PhD programmes for the academic year 2022-2023. The PhD candidates will be provided with a monthly living allowance by the JITRI Institute of Deep Perception. Click here for more information.
Headline: New Chinese universities ranked 11th in the world
Published on: 17 February 2022
Summary: This year, 11 universities from the Chinese mainland entered the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. Among them, XJTLU is the third-highest ranked Chinese mainland university under 50 years old, and is ranked 170 out of this year’s nearly 800 universities.
Headline: Pollination by birds can be advantageous
Published on: 20 February 2022
Summary: Recently, a team of researchers from XJTLU and the University of Bonn published a study that explained why some plants may switch from bee to bird pollination. Their findings also pointed towards hummingbird pollination offering more efficient fertilisation and less waste of pollen than bee pollination.
Headline: Rural communities report higher resilience after disasters
Published on: 22 February 2022
Summary: Community resilience is the ability to cope with and recover from natural disasters. Recently, researchers from multiple universities, including Dr Jinglu Song from the Department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU, explored the urban-rural disparity in community resilience. The research found that rural residents generally perform better than urban residents.
Headline: Reducing carbon emissions of C&D waste in building refurbishment
Published on: 23 February 2022
Summary: Recently, a team of researchers from XJTLU and the University of Liverpool provided insights for managing construction and demolition (C&D) waste and reducing carbon emissions in building refurbishment projects.
The team consists of Wenting Ma, Dr Jian Li Hao, and Dr Cheng Zhang from XJTLU’s Department of Civil Engineering, and Adam Mannis and Dr Luigi Di Sarno from the University of Liverpool.
This news was also reported by AZO Clean Tech.
Headline: American teacher volunteers to fight Covid-19 in China’s Suzhou
Published on: 26 February 2022
Summary: Dr Ellen Touchstone, Associate Dean of the Responsible and Sustainable Business Education Centre of International Business School Suzhou, recently volunteered at the testing sites and served as an interpreter for the expat community in Suzhou.
SOTTO IL VULCANO
Headline: The uncertainty principle of manga
Published in: February 2022
Summary: Manga are Japanese comics or graphic novels. In his recent article, Dr Marco Pellitteri in the Department of Media and Communication explains why Japanese comics have become so popular, famous, and sold in Italy in the last 30 years.
Dr Pellitteri comments on the recent attention that Japanese comics have received in the mainstream press overall due to a perceived rise of sales in the last two years – an effect which he called trompe-l'oeil.
He also points out the false perception of manga being more widely read than books, which may be true quantitatively, but this misconception is due to a variety of biases based on overlooking the differences in price ranges, seriality formats and related expectations, periodicities, collectible mindset versus one-shot purchase mindset, and the different mental processes involved when reading different languages.
Headline: Kiwi tech founder pitching VR health tech startup at SXSW
Published on: 3 March 2022
Summary: Adam Hutchinson, a New Zealand-based tech founder, recently has been selected to pitch his company at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. His opportunity to showcase his creation comes after a study conducted by multiple universities, including XJTLU, found that VR could be useful for treating mental health conditions.
Headline: An innovative college for tomorrow’s students
Published on: 8 March 2022
Summary: This summer, XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) will open its new campus, a space to prepare industry elites and future business leaders for the world of tomorrow.
Professor Stuart Perrin, Associate Principal of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), says: “Traditional universities have walls around them physically and they also have intellectual barriers. However, our university is open. We want to be welcoming so that whoever is around will feel a part of us.”
HPP Architects, one of Germany’s leading architectural partnerships, recently won a bronze award for this collaborative campus concept in the Future Projects: Education category at the World Architecture News (WAN) awards.
Headline:A new stage for family education
Published on: 10 March 2022
Summary: China's first law on family education enacted on 1 January 2022 instructs parents to become responsible guardians. Dr Bo Xie from XJTLU’s Chinese Cultural Teaching Centre comments that the Family Education Promotion Law signifies a new stage of education, and society also needs to establish a coordinated system to support Chinese parents.
Headline: How using digital workbooks can increase student engagement and help institutions go green
Published on: 17 March 2022
By Xinmin Han
Edited by Patricia Pieterse