As part of the ODA compliance of the projects (click here for more information) knowledge exchange activities are taking place across the programme. These include the exchanging and training of scientists in the UK and China. This will be achieved through multiple types of project and programme meetings and both short and long term exchanges. The new knowledge gained will increase the skill and knowledge base of those involved.
So far 12 personnel exchanges have occurred varying from 1 week to 1 year in length. They have involved 1 MSc student, 8 PhD students and 3 Early Career Researchers. 7 exchanges have been to the UK and 5 to institutes in China. The success of a number of the exchanges has lead to them repeating the following year.
A table of the visits taken place to date is below:
|Name||position||Home institute||Visiting institute||Project|
|Fu-Jun Yue||ECR||University of Glasgow||Institute of Geochemistry,CAS||Karst|
|Sarah Buckerfield||PhD||University of Stirling||Institute of Geochemistry,CAS & Tianjin University||Karst|
|Zhi-Cai Zhang||ECR||University of Aberdeen||Hohai University||Karst|
|Yi-Meng Sun||PhD||Hohai University||University of Aberdeen||Karst|
|Caiqing Qing||PhD||Tianjin University||Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre||Karst|
|Huan Fang||PhD||Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences||University of Aberdeen||Red Soil|
|Joseph Oyesiku-Blakemore||ECR||University of Aberdeen||Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences||Red Soil|
|Lei Gao||Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences||University of Aberdeen||Red Soil|
|Ruixue Cao||PhD student||Chinese Academy of Sciences||Rothamsted Research||Loess|
|Jiao Wang||PhD student||Chinese Academy of Sciences||Lancaster University||Loess|
|Yanjiao Ren||PhD student||Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences||University of Leeds||Loess|
|Ying Luo||MSc student||Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences||University of Leeds||Loess|