Yiji Lu, a PhD student from Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University has been granted ‘The2015 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed (non-government sponsored) Chinese Students Study Abroad’ by China Scholarship Council.
The award ceremony for was organized at the Chinese Embassy in London on 19th May, 2016. The Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Mr Xiaoming Liu attended the ceremony to present the award to Yiji Lu. Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to attend the ceremony as the supervisor of his PhD studies.
Professor Tony Roskilly introduced the development of Newcastle University and the UK-China collaboration conducted within the Swan Centre to the Chinese Ambassador.
This award, starting in 2003, was founded by the Chinese government with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of non-government sponsored Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies will be considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 young researchers all over the world are granted the award each year.