URA Workshop at Taizhou University
On the 15th of October 2019, the URA research team took part in a full day of productive exchange with professors and university administrators from Taizhou University, at their Jiaojiang campus. Coordinated and organized by Prof. Kong Hanbing (Zhejiang University, URA Project Advisor), Dr. Zhou Liangqui (Taizhou University) and Dr. Xiaoxue Gao, the URA teams undertook guided tours in the university laboratories of the Life Science schools, as well as the Biology and Pharma-Chemistry schools. These visits allowed the URA team to get an understanding into the university’s research focuses and local lab facilities, in order to envision future potential experiments conducted in collaboration with the local experts.
During the roundtable talk and break-out sessions, knowledge exchange focused on approaches to creating sustainable urbanization pathways from different disciplinary perspectives, in which the URA team learned a great deal about the various status quo approaches and challenges within Taizhou’s urban development. The outcome of these discussions was a mutual interest in collaborating on the URA research project, including its pilot projects, in the later phases.
Photos by URA research team