ICE holds first global summer school

Students from around the world attended the two-week summer school hosted by co-organisers the School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

1.	Students, speakers, ICE Representatives and staff take part in an international forum on the first day.
1. Students, speakers, ICE Representatives and staff take part in an international forum on the first day.
Students from around the world, including the UK, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Poland, Singapore, South Korea and Mainland China, came together to attend a global ICE summer school from 15 to 26 July 2019, where the theme was climate change and sustainability.

The programmed kicked off with a one-day international forum to discuss the defining issue of our time - climate change - and the unprecedented efforts required to tackle this issue by promoting sustainable materials and buildings and the latest innovations and technologies.

The students heard from senior industry experts from SAP, Arup and BRE China and professors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. ICE East Asia Representatives and staff delivered sessions on career planning and the importance of professional qualifications.

The day ended with a series of excellent presentations from ICE’s student chapters in China.

Student representatives from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Shanghai University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University showcased all the events they've organised in the last year, from technical talks to site visits and social events.

There was also an opportunity to share ideas with students from the ICE student chapter at Parul University in Gujarat, India, who were also attending the summer school.


A selfie in front of the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel, the world’s first quarry hotel.

During the rest of the programme, students visited many sites, including the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel, the world’s first quarry hotel with underwater guest rooms, and the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

On closing the summer school, Professor Jian Yang, Assistant Dean of the School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering and Director General of ICE Shanghai Branch, said: “This summer school has been a great success and I was delighted to see such high levels of enthusiasm and engagement from the students.

"We are now planning next year’s programme which will focus on digital innovation and smart construction."
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