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University announces first CPD courses in Singapore

Newcastle University has announced details of its first CPD courses in Singapore. Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) will deliver programmes in late June and July, ahead of an official opening later in the year.

Based in Jurong East, Singapore, NewRIIS is a new cutting edge facility that will be a hub for research, collaboration and innovation. Spread over 11,000 sq ft, the institute houses four research laboratories, a visualization suite, two 50-seat classrooms, open-plan research areas and seminar facilities.

On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 June, NewRIIS will host Smart Grids: From Concept to Reality. Over two days, Newcastle academics from the UK and Singapore, led by Professor Phil Taylor, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science, Agriculture and Engineering, will demonstrate how smart grids have the potential to be a key enabler for countries worldwide to make the low carbon transition, and will also address the energy trilemma of security, affordability and sustainability.

In July, NewRIIS is also delighted to welcome Professor Nick Holliman, to deliver a workshop. Nick is Professor of Visualization at the School of Computing Science and his workshop will enable participants to understand more clearly and more usefully their own data and enjoy an interactive introduction to Microsoft Power BI to create their own visualizations.

"NewRIIS is a great environment for doing CPD training in a region of Singapore known for innovation," said Professor Ian Postlethwaite, CEO and Dean (Singapore). "I am delighted that we are delivering such high quality and important courses so soon after opening for business."

In addition to continuing professional development, NewRIIS will offer also offer joint research, masterclasses and various other workshops. The centre is strategically placed to develop the University’s international research agenda, showcase innovation and collaborate with renowned research and industrial partners.

Any queries about NewRIIS and the courses on offer, or to discuss future opportunities and collaborations, should be directed to: newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.
 

Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) will deliver programmes in late June and July, ahead of an official opening later in the year.

published on: 15 June 2017