On May 12th 2011, a delegation led by Prof. Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of University of London (UCL) and Prof GUO Zhengxiao, Pro-Provost of UCL, visited SARI. Prof. FENG Songlin, President of SARI, received and held a meeting with the delegation.
Prof. FENG extended warm welcome to the delegation and gave a brief introduction about SARI’s current situation and future plan. Prof. Malcolm Grant appreciated the reception and introduced UCL’s history and its work on education and research. After that, the two sides exchanged ideas in such topics of common interests as technology transfer, talent nurturing, energy & environment, life science, etc. Prof. Malcolm noted that SARI had a bright future and had common ground with UCL in many areas, and hoped to strengthen cooperation with SARI in related areas. Prof. FENG shared the same opinion and looked forward to conducting discussion and collaboration with UCL in related areas. Established in 1826, UCL is a member of the elite Russell Group of Universities, and a part of the 'G5′ sub-group of super-elite UK universities with other four universities (The University of Oxford, The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and London School of Economics). Prof. Malcolm Grant, a senior barrister and environmental lawyer, was awarded CBE in 2003. He worked as Professor of Law in Southampton University, University College London and The University of Cambridge. He served as Vice-president of Cambridge from 2002 to 2003 and became President of University College London since 2003.