The Global Energy Association and Imperial College London: negotiations on partnership
The Global Energy Association visited Imperial College London in order to discuss the terms of partnership with the University. The parties agreed upon cooperation in education sphere and in joint initiatives.
Imperial College London is a part of the Golden tringle of the most prestige British higher education establishments along with Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Imperial College London specializes in the field of energetics, engineering and business. Annually it is in top positions of international rankings – 5th in the World and the 3rd in Europe according to QS World University Rankings.
Alexander Ignatov, the acting President of The Global Energy Association, Rodney John Allam, the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate and the Chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee and Natalia Naumova, Vice President for external communications of the Global Energy Association, presented the main directions and the projects of the Association. Geoffrey Maitland, Professor of the Imperial College’s Department of Chemical Engineering, noted that the University supports the goals of the Global Energy Association to unite scientists and experts from different disciplines to solve global energy issues. He also said that he considers the partnership with the Association as very perspective and highly appreciate its work. In 2010 Geoffrey Hewitt, Professor of Imperial College London became one of the Global Energy Prize laureates. In order of this fact the University`s position has increased in the world rankings.
Imperial College London shares the mind that the science achievements should serve the long-term goals of all mankind development. The University is interested in joining to the Global Energy Association`s initiatives, that is entering to the Association`s expert pool and participating in the Global Energy Prize Summit which will be in April 2019 in Karlsruhe (Germany).
At the end of the meeting Professor Maitland, invited the Global Energy Prize laureates and experts to give lectures for students at Imperial College London. The scientist could share their own successful cases, stories of their scientific recognition and talk about ways to commercialize their technologies. According to the Professor, such inspiring stories from current practitioners will help to attract young professionals in the scientific industry and inspire them to great scientific achievements.