Clean Energy Research Initiative
On October 10th, the research presence of the Clean Energy Research Initiative (CERI) at the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center of the Tsinghua University in Beijing was inaugurated with a festive ceremony. As a research cooperation between the IKDG and the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research, CERI deals with current and future challenges in the field of energy technology. The main features of the cooperation are joint research projects, joint workshops and the exchange of scientists and students. At the invitation of the two academic directors, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Manfred Wirsum and Prof. Dr. Li Zheng, representatives from various areas of science and industry in Germany and China attended the event. As a sign of good cooperation between the two partner countries, the official plaque of the research presence was unveiled jointly by Prof. Ni Weidou, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Dr. Jens Hofmann, Counsellor of Science Section of the German Embassy in China.