In addition major sponsorship has already been obtained for six research centres, based on Nottingham strengths and Chinese needs and four have already started. . Professor Gow, who led the planning as Vice President (Asia ) for the University of Nottingham UK and who has been resident in China since February 2003 as Provost and CEO, will outline the choice, support from local and provincial government, planning and implementation of the new institution.
Professor Ian Gow
is Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham
, Ningbo China.
...Professor Gow holds a PhD in Japanese Studies and has served as Director of the Scottish Centre for Japanese Studies and Chairman of the Sheffield School of East Asian Studies.He
has held visiting professorships at Saitama University and Tokyo University
and has published extensively in English and Japanese.He has strongly supported the development of Chinese Studies and Sino-Chinese relations and was responsible for the establishment of the Centre of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield and was the founding Director of the Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham.He has served as a member of the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council England) Committee on Chinese Studies and was the lead academic on HEFCE¡¯s Sino-UK Management of Change Project.He holds Distinguished Professorships from Tongjii University, Wanli University and Hunan University and is the special adviser to the President of Hunan University.Professor Gow served as a member of the UK Government¡¯s Office of Science and Technology¡¯s Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Committee and was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Economic and Social Research Council¡¯s Pacific Asia Project.He is a Fellow of the Royal Society Arts and Commerce and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Linguists.