On September 24, Mr. Arthur Itotia Njagi, senior operations officer of International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group and Mr. Hui Honglin, consultant of Lighting Global at IFC, met with Prof. Ruan Shuangchen, president of SZTU, Mr. Liu Hongwei, head of the Teaching Affairs Office, and teachers from College of New Materials and New Energies and College of Quality and Standards.
On behalf of SZTU, Prof. Ruan welcomed the representatives of Lighting Global at IFC and made a brief introduction about SZTU campus construction, teaching affairs and international cooperation. Mr. Arthur Itotia Njagi spoke highly of the university philosophy and rapid development of SZTU. Mr. Njagi highlighted the Lighting Africa projects in an effort to enhance future cooperation with SZTU.
Prof. Han Peigang, dean of College of New Materials and New Energies, introduced the basic information and future development of the college. Ms. Hu Yunfei, associate professor for the same college made a wonderful presentation about student cultivation, lab construction, and photovoltaic-related research and teaching. College of Quality and Standards raised a new concept of collaborating with College of New Materials and New Energies on proceeding quality management, standard teaching affairs and resource investments. Mr. Njagi thought highly of Shenzhen’s education on quality and standard, and concept of serving the local economy. He hopes that both sides will have further cooperation on joint teaching trainings.
SZTU delegation welcomes representatives from Lighting Global of the World Bank Group. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
Representatives from Lighting Global of the World Bank Group share their ideas with teachers from College of New Materials and New Energies and College of Quality and Standards. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
Ms. Hu Yunfei, associate professor from College of New Materials and New Energies makes a brief introduction about photovoltaic-related research and teaching. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
Founded on July 24, 1956, International Finance Corporation (IFC) is one of the five institutions of the World Bank Group. In 2009, the World Bank Group established the Lighting Global platform, which later became a long-term flagship initiative for the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program that aims to support the sustainable development for off-grid solar products for regions in shortage of electricity. The Lighting Global has become an effective way to increase energy supply to these regions, trying to help around 1.2 billion people without electricity and 600 million people with electricity shortages to fulfill their basic needs for daily lives and production.